At the AusSeabed workshop in July of 2018 it was decided that a Steering Committee should lead the vision and work-programme of the AusSeabed initiative (Figure 1). The development of a terms-of-reference by which to guide the committee was also actioned and delegated to a group of volunteers. To ensure continuity the Steering committee would have three standing memberships for GA, AHO and MNF as overarching founding members and a collection of representatives from the State agencies, universities and Industry sectors. The terms of reference can be downloaded here. The entities (and their representatives) that sit on the steering committee can be viewed in Figure 2.