We deliver challenging extension science programs for Australian high school students that aim to broaden horizons, identify capabilities and build Australia’s scientific community.

Our Programs

We offer a range of national science extension programs for science-loving students who want to challenge themselves, and explore their scientific potential.

Australian Science Olympiads

Australian Science Olympiads are a staged science enrichment program for highly motivated students in Australian high schools

It all begins with the Australian Science Olympiad Exams.

Asian Science Camp

Bringing together around 200 talented young people in celebration of science and friendship across the Asia-Pacific region.

Curious Minds

Empowering girls who are passionate in STEM to explore their full potential, through a hands-on extension and mentoring program.

If you’re a girl in year 9 or 10 who is passionate about STEM subjects, or if you’re a female professional working in the STEM industry and would like to become a coach, then please express your interest using the buttons below.

Applications for the Curious Minds program open in September.

Big Science Competition

A 50 minute, multiple choice competition testing science knowledge, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. The Big Science Competition is open to students in Year 7-10 globally, and students can win great prizes!

Registrations are open now and close Friday 5 May.

Key Dates and Events

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    Big Science Competition

    Registrations are closed.

    Competition sitting dates: 15 – 26 May, 2023.

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    Australian Science Olympiad Exams

    Registrations are open now!

    This year we are splitting the Junior Science Olympiad exam across two dates to allow more participants. The Junior Science Olympiad is recommended for students in years 7 – 10.

    • Junior Science Olympiad
      •  Year 9 & 10 Wednesday 14 June
      • Years 7 & 8 Friday 16 June 2023
    • Physics – Monday 31 July 2023
    • Biology – Tuesday 1 August 2023
    • Earth and Environmental Science – Wednesday 2 August 2023
    • Chemistry – Thursday 3 August 2023
  • 2022 Science Olympian

    Australian Olympiad Teams Announcement

    When: Monday 19 June, 2023.

    Where: Australian Parliament House.

    Join us online for the announcement of the 2023 International Science Olympiad teams.


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    Curious Minds

    Applications for students and STEM Coaches open in September 2023.

Our mission is to discover and enable Australia’s most talented students to compete in the International Science Olympiads through exceptional education and mentorship programs, and to foster a culture of innovation, inclusion and enthusiasm for science, supporting Australia’s ambition to become a global STEM superpower.

Our Partnerships