Download our Annual Report 2018–19 as a PDF.

This annual report provides a summary of our activities and performance for the financial year ended 30 June 2019 against the planned objectives and outcomes in our Corporate Plan and Portfolio Budget Statements.

Download the Annual Report 2018–19 as a PDF. [pdf · 10mb]

Letter of transmittal

30 August 2019
The Hon Karen Andrews MP
Minister for Industry, Science and Technology
Parliament House
CANBERRA ACT 2600

We have pleasure in submitting to you, for presentation to Parliament, the 71st Annual Report of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) for the year ending 30 June 2019. This report has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Science and Industry Research Act 1949, section 46 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 and the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rule 2014.

The report was endorsed at the meeting of the CSIRO Board members on 30 August 2019.

Part 6 is a report on the operations of the Science and Industry Endowment Fund (the Fund), which was established under the Science and Industry Endowment Act 1926. It also includes a report by the Auditor-General on the accounts of the Fund.

The Corporate Commonwealth Annual Reporting Rule requires CSIRO to report any significant activities and changes that affected the organisation or structure. During the annual reporting period, CSIRO established the role of Chief Scientist as an additional member of the Executive Team.

We are proud of CSIRO’s achievements this year.

Mr David Thodey AO
Chairman of the CSIRO Board

Dr Larry Marshall
Chief Executive of the CSIRO

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