Geological Survey of Victoria

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The Geological Survey of Victoria (GSV) is the Victorian Government’s geoscience agency.

GSV is responsible for understanding the State’s geological framework through regional geoscientific investigations, particularly to enable the informed and responsible management of State-owned resources.

For over 165 years, GSV has studied and mapped the surface and sub-surface of Victoria. Today, it provides evidence-based knowledge and information to Government, industry, academia and the community, using the latest geoscience technologies and methods.

GSV staff come from a range of geoscientific disciplines, providing an authoritative and in-depth knowledge of Victoria’s geology.

Our work

GSV undertakes projects and programs in regional geological investigations, mineral and energy resources, and prospectivity assessments and geoscience information management.

Our research focusses are:

  • Basin studies
  • Geophysical interpretation
  • Structural geology
  • Geochemistry
  • Geochronology
  • Seismic and gravity surveys
  • Petrology and mineralisation studies
  • Regolith studies

Resource planning

In addition to our core work program, we undertake joint programs with external organisations such as Geoscience Australia and cooperative research centres to further understand the state’s geological systems and resource base.

Data and tools

GSV offers a wide range of online data and tools to help industry make business decisions:

Geoscience information, including exploration and mining licence reports, minerals, petroleum and other data is available for download from the GSV catalogue or Earth Resources publications.

Page last updated: 19 Aug 2021