Hydrogen Australia

Promoting the development and adoption of Hydrogen in Australia

On 2 August 2019, the Smart Energy Council and the Australian Association of Hydrogen Energy (AAHE) announced the formation of Hydrogen Australia, a new force for advocacy and action to support the development of the emerging hydrogen industry in Australia.

Operating as a division of the council, Hydrogen Australia will advocate for the development of the hydrogen industry in Australia including:

  • The uptake of renewable hydrogen products and projects in Australia;
  • The design and delivery of a rigorous certification scheme for renewable hydrogen and downstream products;
  • Bidding to bring the World Hydrogen Energy Conference to Australia; and
  • Engaging in the development of Australia’s National Hydrogen Strategy


Membership for Hydrogen Australia is incorporated into Smart Energy Council membership, you can opt in to communications, networking and events related to hydrogen.

Hydrogen Australia is local, but our reach is global, and our memberships are open to individuals and corporate bodies who want to actively support and/or promote:

  • The uptake of hydrogen and hydrogen technologies in Australia, and internationally
  • Informing and connecting engineers and other industry professionals in the energy business
  • Engaging with and connecting academic researchers, students and others to the renewable energy industry.

Become Hydrogen Australia member

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The Mission

As a division of the Smart Energy Council, Hydrogen Australia advocates for the development of the industry and the uptake of hydrogen.

The division seeks to promote the use of hydrogen as a clean and sustainable fuel and energy storage medium in Australia.

We support this essential work by designing, organising and hosting a range of paid and free events including seminars, workshops, conferences and webinars.

Our Work

Hydrogen Australia’s program of work focuses on:

  • Promoting the use of hydrogen as an energy carrier;
  • Safety and standards development;
  • Further developing and supporting Australia’s export market potential including partner activity,
  • Policy development and the integration of hydrogen in the Australian energy economy; and
  • The development and deployment of hydrogen energy technologies, such as fuel cells
  • Raising awareness and designing & delivering events 


Our essential program of work in 2021-2022 includes:

  • Advocacy and awareness campaign for hydrogen;
  • Delivering high quality seminars and workshops in key locations and online;
  • Developing an industry-led Guarentee of Origin scheme for renewable hydrogen, ammonia, and metals

Zero Carbon Certification Scheme

The industry-led Guarantee of Origin style scheme which promotes the uptake and distribution of renewable hydrogen products and their derivatives in Australia and overseas