Occasional Paper Series
The Occasional Papers take relevant science from the research world and translate it for a general audience. They aim to bring to the public’s attention scientific issues of importance to Australian society. Each issue is prepared by a multi-disciplinary team and has been through an external review process. To subscribe, email

OCS Publications
The Office of the Chief Scientist produces publications that range from benchmarking reports to educational resources. When these have been presented to Australian Science Council or PMSEIC, they are also available under the Advice to Government section of this website.

Commissioned Reports
A collection of reports commissioned by the Office of the Chief Scientist.