More than 60 years of experience in the space industry
Backed by Western Australian Government funding, the State is positioned to play a significant role in the growth of global space economy.
Western Australia has significant geographical, technical, research and infrastructure advantages and capabilities. These are supported by a vibrant research and technology sector with significant space technology and data customers across mining, oil and gas, agriculture, defence, energy and maritime sectors.
Western Australia is in a strong position to develop the space industry further
State Government Departments
Collaboration to achieve a shared vision across government
Supporting Partners and Stakeholders of the Ningaloo Eclipse
Shire of Ashburton
The Shire of Ashburton has identified the 2023 solar eclipse as a significant opportunity for continued Astrotourism possibilities within our region. Onslow, on the Pilbara coastline, lies on the edge of the path of totality for the 2023 event and will experience over 99% of the sun covered by the moon, making it an exciting location to experience the solar eclipse and a great vantage point from which to explore Western Australia’s northwest region.
Shire of Carnarvon
The Shire of Carnarvon is excited to be part of the 2023 Solar Eclipse and is looking forward to showcasing everything our community has to offer. As the largest service town in the Gascoyne, Carnarvon will play an important role in supporting visitors travelling north to the path of totality. The town of Coral Bay will experience a deep partial solar eclipse with over 99 per cent of the sun covered by the moon, with Carnarvon witnessing 97 per cent coverage. Carnarvon will host a weeklong festival displaying our unique food experiences, live music with some of Australia’s most talented performers and unforgettable arts and cultural experiences.
Shire of Exmouth
The Shire of Exmouth is the local authority where the optimum viewing location currently sits. The Shire of Exmouth is local coordinator within the town centre providing a central location for the coordination of all stakeholders. The Shire of Exmouth will also provide event management over the town centre for the eclipse.
Astrotourism WA is on a mission to keep Western Australia’s night sky dark, working with 15 regional Local Governments to promote and protect WA’s dark night sky. Together they’re creating a stargazing trail through Western Australia to grow the local tourism industry and, at the same time, protect the night sky environment.
Australia’s Coral Coast
Australia’s Coral Coast is the regional tourism organisation responsible for marketing the Coral Coast including Ningaloo, where the Total Solar Eclipse will occur. Our comprehensive website can assist visitors in planning their journey to the region for the eclipse.
We represent Baiyungu Yinnigurdira people of Nyinggulu to meet visitors and locals when WilarraJirndal Bunimarri – moon and sun meet – to share our country and culture.
Cape Conservation Group Exmouth Incorporated
Exmouth’s only non-profit community volunteer conservation group and guardians of Ningaloo Reef and Exmouth Gulf. In planning for this celestial event we have been strong advocates for high levels of care and stewardship for this exceptional World Heritage Area.
Coral Bay Progress Association
The Coral Bay Progress Association is a not for profit community organisation with objectives to promote and be involved in the decision making and construction of facilities in Coral Bay, for the benefit of the local community whilst promoting proper conservation and management.
Exmouth Chamber of Commerce
The Exmouth Chamber of Commerce advocates on behalf of our members for change. For over 23 years the Exmouth Chamber is the voice for businesses and champions the need for a sound policy to ensure our local community’s interests and kept top of mind through local, state and federal government.
Gravity Discovery Centre
Gravity Discovery Centre & Observatory is providing support to the Ningaloo Eclipse project through expert technical and astronomical information, vital safety information videos on how to safely observe the Solar Eclipse and will be conducting a live broadcast of the Total Solar Eclipse event from Exmouth.
Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Advisory Committee
The Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Advisory Committee was established as a representative stakeholder group in 2013 by agreement between the Commonwealth and Western Australian governments. Membership covers a wide range of expertise and community interests relevant to the Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area. The Committee is supported by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions however is independent of the department. The role of the Committee is to provide advice to the Commonwealth and State Minister for Environment on the protection, conservation, presentation and management of the outstanding universal value of the Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area..
Local Aboriginal acknowledgement
Our Aboriginal astronomy is the star of our Dreamtime stories.
The coastal people of Ningaloo Baiyungu, Yinnigurdira, & West Thalanyji have deep connection with Wilarra-moon. It tells us when it’s the right time for fishing, hunting and it’s a guide for our tides.
Jirndal-sun is the centre of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders cultures. Jirndal is the sign of life, death & heat, In many Aboriginal traditions.
Jirndal- Sun is Nyanjil- women and Wilarra-Moon is Ganyara- Man, the only time they meet is Solar Eclipse and make love apparently haha. The eclipse represents new stars, new life in the universe when WilarraJirndal Bunimarri (when the Jirndal and the Wilarra meet). It strengthens our connection with the powerful spirit of the universe and makes us feel that mother nature is healthy, that the new stars from the sun and moon meeting represent new life ahead with our people.
It’s important we traditional owners read astronomy it guides and tell us what’s happening on country.
In Exmouth- Warnangura is known to be our emu spirit Dreaming place. Strongly connected to our astronomy the Jirndi Nyunghu- Emu is our spiritual God, our creator. The three tribes of Nyinggulu belonging to Emu spirit Dreaming we call “Gajalbu malinmayi”.
Our totems, our clan, our language and our identity for where we come from.