AuScope is part of the Australian Government's National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS). It encompasses NCRIS Capability 5.13: "Structure and Evolution of the Australian Continent". An important part of this is the AuScope VLBI Project which includes the acquisition of three new radio telescopes and a data processing facility for geodesy. It is this array that ties Australian geodesy into the International Geospatial Reference Frame which is tied to the International Celestial Reference Frame. The array is being operated for AuScope by the University of Tasmania in coordination with the International VLBI Service (IVS).