To achieve our strategic space ambitions and lead the effort to assure Australia’s access to space, Defence Space Command was established on 18 January 2022. 
 
Defence Space Command brings members of Air Force, Army, Navy and the Australian Public Service together under an integrated headquarters reporting to the Chief of Air Force, as the Space Domain Lead.
 
Defence Space Command will: 
 
  • Develop and advocate for space specific priorities across Whole of Government, industry, allies and our international partners.  
  • Allow us to establish an organisation to create, train and sustain our people and assign trained space specialists to the Chief of Joint Operations when needed. 
  • Conduct strategic space planning, assist in the development of refinement of space policy, guide scientific and technological space priorities and define a resilient and effective space architecture in close collaboration with our allies.  
  • Ensure the design, construction, maintenance and operation of Defence space capabilities are in accordance with Defence standards and limitations.