Australian Academy of Science
|Headquarters||Canberra, Australian Capital Territory|
|about 450 Fellows|
|Professor Suzanne Cory AC|
The Australian Academy of Science is the highest institution for sciences in Australia. It was established in 1954. The academy is based in Canberra in the Shine Dome building beside the Australian National University campus.
The academy is modelled after the Royal Society and operates under a Royal Charter. It is independent from the government. The purpose of the academy is to promote science and science education in Australia.