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As Australia’s national science agency, our Corporate Plan PDF (3 MB) outlines how CSIRO will deliver on our purpose to solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology and realise our vision to create a better future for Australia.

It reflects the direction set by the Australian Government in its Statement of Expectations and our response in our Statement of Intent, as well as the input of our people and partners across the country.

As part of the CSIRO Kick start program, scientist Katherine Locock is photographed with Phil Thompson, Co-Founder of Native Secrets on country in Dubbo Wiradjuri Country discussing the benefits of white cypress as an essential oil.

Solving the greatest challenges

Our purpose is to solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. Our strategy provides more detail on the six greatest challenges we are working with partners to solve, as well as the underlying capabilities and areas of science we invest in to support this work.

How we deliver

Our four objectives ensure CSIRO is supported to solve the challenges and play a vital role in Australia’s innovation ecosystem. Our objectives are executed through strategic priorities and key initiatives that drive our performance.

Our people bring our strategy to life every day and are our most valuable asset. By living our CSIRO values, they are at the heart of realising our vision to create a better future for Australia.


We are pleased to present our CSIRO Strategy Corporate Plan 2023-24 PDF (3 MB)

CSIRO Strategy Corporate Plan 2023-24  TXT (91 KB)

CSIRO Corporate Plan

Strategy on a page 2023-24

Our purpose is to solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology.

Our vision is to create a better future for Australia.

The challenges we are solving.

Health and wellbeing, enhance the health and wellbeing of all Australians.

Food security and quality, grow the triple bottom line value of Australia's agri-food and fibre industries.

Secure Australia and region, safeguard Australia and our region from threats

Resilient and valuable environments , enhance the resilience and value of our natural and built environments.

Sustainable energy and resources, lower emissions to net zero while sustaining Australia's prosperity.

Future Industries, create Australia's future sustainable jobs and industries.

How we deliver

Impact translation, advance Australia's translation and commercialisation of science through collaborative networks

Purpose driven science and technology, deliver impact at-scale aligned with the challenges we are solving, and the portfolios of research directed to them. Invest in the right future science and technology to solve tomorrow's challenges.

Engage and empower talent, attract world-class talent and strengthen our nation's STEM pipeline. Build a culture that makes us an employer of choice and operate in an adaptable, resilient and responsive way.

World-class infrastructure, share our world-class national labs and facilities with industry, universities and government. 

Our values underpinning how we work

People First, Making it real, Trusted and Further together 


CSIRO's 2023-24 Strategy on a page

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