The Australia-Indonesia Science Symposium seeks to promote scientific collaboration and exchange, and strengthen people-to-people links between the two countries. The Symposium builds on existing links and partnerships between Australian and Indonesian scientists, universities and public research institutions.
The Australian Academy of Science's Shine Dome was purpose-built in 1958–59 to house the Academy. The building was created to reflect the inquiring and innovative nature of science. It was the first Canberra building to be added to the National Heritage List, for its historical and architectural significance.