The 9th Australian Space Forum was held 19 February, 2020 at the Adelaide Convention Centre in South Australia.

Supported by the Australian Space Agency and SmartSat CRC, this biannual event provided the perfect opportunity to stimulate ideas, share information about emerging technologies and discuss industry trends.

Following on from the success of previous forums, the 9th Australian Space Forum had a strong national and international focus on current trends, research and education, along with Australia’s access to space. The forum facilitates collaboration among key stakeholders in the Australian space sector and encourages growth and innovation within the space economy.

Special highlights

  • Head of the Australian Space Agency, Dr. Megan Clark AC, highlighted the progress made by the agency, including a $1.6 billion civil space capital pipeline as at December 2019.
  • President of the Italian Space Agency, Dr. Giorgio Saccoccia, pledged to fund the launch of an Australian payload on a European rocket, to the International Space Station.
  • Adelaide-based DEWC Systems will be the first company to launch a payload aboard a suborbital rocket from Southern Launch’s newly announced Koonibba Test Range, in the far west of South Australia. The collaboration agreement was signed at the 9th Australian Space Forum in the presence of the Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Scott Morrison MP.
  • Space Industry Advocate and former chair of the Space Industry Association of Australia (SIAA), Michael Davis AO, awarded SIAA Lifetime Membership and recognised for his contribution to the Australian space sector.

Space Passport

Held in conjunction with 9th Australian Space Forum on Wednesday 19 February, more than 90 students and teachers participated in Space Passport program. These sessions provide the perfect opportunity for students and teachers to learn about current/future careers within the Space Economy and Industry and inspire young people to develop the skills to push forward the frontiers of scientific knowledge.

The Space Passport sessions encourage students to;

  • Talk directly to companies currently involved with the Australian Space Sector
  • Ask companies about current and future careers within their industry
  • Find out about the school and tertiary pathways needed to enter the discussed careers
  • Have their Space Passport stamped by 4 exhibiting companies after discussing careers and pathways then enter details at the Advanced Technology Program Education Stand to win a prize.

Missed a session at the Forum?

Re-watch the 9th Australian Space Forum via our YouTube Channel with session recordings now available.

Exhibition & Sponsorship

Thank you to our Exhibitors and Sponsors for another successful forum! If your organisation is interested in exhibiting or sponsoring at the 10th Australian Space Forum, please register your interest by emailing

Special thanks to our Sponsors and Exhibitors: