A group of more than 100 scientists and engineers have formed the Australian ITER Forum, which aims to develop the case for an Australian role in the ITER project, both by participation and by the formation of an International Centre of Research Excellence in Fusion-Related Research. With Federal Government support, the Australian Forum has scheduled an international workshop for October 12-13 this year titled “Towards an Australian involvement in ITER”. The Australian ITER Forum will bring together international ITER team-members, Australian industry and government, and representatives from the ITER Parties to explore possibilities how Australia can be involved in constructing, operating and using ITER. “Australia has expertise and resources in areas that ITER will need”, it says on the Forum´s homepage.