Australian Science Olympiad Exams

What are the Australian Science Olympiad Exams?

Sitting the Australian Science Olympiad Exams is the first step in being selected to represent Australia at the International Science Olympiads.

Year 10 and 11 students are invited to challenge themselves by sitting one or more of the four Australian Science Olympiad Exams now on offer. Testing students’ knowledge, critical thinking and problem solving skills, the exams are held in the disciplines of Biology, Chemistry, Earth and environmental science and Physics.

In years 7 – 10? Learn more about the Junior Science Olympiad exam.

The exams last two hours and are carried out online under strict examination conditions at your school. Prepare for the exams by practising on Olympiads Online and trying out past papers.

See key dates for exams.

Students who sit the exams receive a certificate indicating their performance with a grade. Individual student marks and rankings will not be made available.

Based on their performance in the Australian Science Olympiad Exams, students are invited to attend the Australian Science Olympiads Summer School. This enrichment program is an opportunity for students to further extend themselves in their discipline, connect with subject experts, and develop new friendships with like-minded student from across the country.

How to participate

Students can register from 13 July to 14 August 2020. Talk to your teacher for more details or get in touch.


Each exam costs $15 plus GST. Students are welcome to sit more than one exam.

In 2020, the Junior Science Olympiad Exam is FREE!


All students are welcome to sit one or more of the Australian Science Olympiad exams in Biology, Chemistry, Earth & environmental Science and Physics.

Students in year 7 to 10 are eligible to sit the Junior Science Olympiad Exam.

Students must meet certain eligibility criteria to attend the Australian Science Olympiads Summer School. 

Learn how you can sit the exam from home if your school is under COVID-19 restrictions.