Australia's science community is pushing for specialist advisers across all federal government departments.

Following the Abbott government's scrapping of a science ministry, Science and Technology Australia boss Catriona Jackson said industry leaders are hoping to follow Britain's and spread expert knowledge throughout federal divisions.

''We have certainly discussed the idea with the government and there has been some movement, with an appointment in agriculture,'' Ms Jackson said.

''It is certainly something we would advocate.''

While there is a federal chief scientist, and one for each state and territory, greater consultancy would be valuable, she said.

After coming to power in 2013, Prime Minister Tony Abbott reshuffled portfolios and split science between industry and employment, removing the role of dedicated science minister, which had been in place since 1931.

''It's fair to say scientists around the country were concerned when no one was appointed as a science minister,'' Ms Jackson said.

''But we have suspended our opinions until we see the government's first budget.''

In an attempt to fuse stronger bonds between science and politicians, hundreds of the nation's industry leaders will converge on Canberra from Monday to meet parliamentarians.

Ms Jackson denies there is a greater emphasis on the 2014 event in light of the political restructure but said increased interest and resourcing of the science sector is essential.

''Education and training opportunities leading to jobs in science and technology are a must because those are the jobs that will secure the future,'' she said.

While Australia is punching above its weight in the sector, more must be done to harness, grow and capitalise on the knowledge, Ms Jackson added.

Mr Abbott and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, who is also Labor's science spokesman, are both due to attend the Science meets Parliament event, where Mr Shorten will give a speech.

''Parliament will be filled with talk of ideas and possibilities, of better ways to cure disease, to build bridges, to search for new life on other planets,'' Ms Jackson said.

AAP