Where is shale gas found in Australia?

An Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) report in 2013 found that Australia could have more than 1000tcf in recoverable shale gas.

The parts of Australia most likely to hold commercial shale gas deposits are in:

  • Northern South Australia
  • Western Australia (Canning Basin and the northern Perth Basin)
  • The Northern Territory
  • Western Queensland.