What are the Australian Science Olympiads?

The ultimate challenge for science students

The Australian Science Olympiads are a national enrichment program for secondary science students.

The Australian Science Olympiads provide rewarding opportunities for students to extend themselves way beyond school science through challenging exams, stimulating extensions and enrichment programs and international competitions.

Australian Science Olympiads are a staged enrichment program where students receive support and recognition for their efforts.

Stage 1: Australian Science Olympiad Exams

The Australian Science Olympiad Exams are challenging exams students sit in their school during July.  Students can access free support to prepare themselves for the exam, and their performance is recognised with certificates and special invitations to residential and enrichment programs.

We also offer the Junior Science Olympiad Exam for students in Years 7-10. Learn more about the Junior Science Olympiad exam.

Key dates:

Registrations open: 31 May 2021 (Subscribe to our newsletter to receive an email reminder)
Registrations close: 21 July 2021

Junior Science Olympiad: Monday 26 July 2021
Australian Science Olympiads Exam – Physics: Tuesday 27 July 2021
Australian Science Olympiads Exam – Earth and Environmental Science: Wednesday 28 July 2021
Australian Science Olympiads Exam – Biology:  Thursday 29 July 2021Australian Science Olympiads Exam – Chemistry: Friday 30 July 2021

Each exam is $15 + GST. Students may sit more than one exam.

Registration process: 

We welcome all Australian students attending Australian schools to register for the Australian Science Olympiads.

Students must register through their school. Teachers can contact us on asi@asi.edu.au for the registration link or receive more information about the Australian Science Olympiad.

Stage 2: Australian Science Olympiads Summer School

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.

Stage 3: International Science Olympiads

Based on their performance at the Australian Science Olympiads Summer School, students will go on to represent Australia at one of the International Science Olympiads in Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Physics and the Junior Science Olympiads.