NSW Inspiring Australia Briefings

Inspiring Australia hosts regular briefing events to update the NSW STEM community on research and policy issues and opportunites to participate in campaigns like National Science Week, Sydney Science Festival. We also provide information on grants funding for STEM outreach and engagement activities.

The next briefing is at 3.30 pm Wednesday 5 April 2017.

Mr Charlie Day, the CEO of Innovation and Science Australia will be our special guest at the first NSW Inspiring Australia Briefing for 2017.

When: 3.30 pm – 5pm Wednesday 5 April
Where: New Law Level 2 Foyer (street level), Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney

Please join us at this event to learn about the work of Innovation & Science Australia and consider its role in creating new opportunities for science and engineering researchers and current STEM students.

We’ll also update you on what’s in store for Sydney Science Festival and National Science Week this year and upcoming grant opportunities from Inspiring Australia.

Networking drinks will be served from 5 to 6pm
RSVP essential by Wednesday 29 March by

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National Science Week

National Science Week, Australia’s longest running festival, will take place from 12–20 August 2017.

Sydney Science Festival

The third Sydney Science Festival will run from 10-20 August 2017 with ten huge days of talks, hands on science events, family fun days and more. An EOI process seeking aplications from organisations wishing to be part of the 2017 Festival will open from 1 February to 10 March 2017.

Regional events

Dozens of science engagement activities are presented across the state by NSW Regional Science Hubs, including events for National Science Week as well as year round, entertaining science activities in the community that explore everything from the natural environment and coding to biodiversity mapping and astronomy. To find out what’s on offer visit our News page. You can also join the Inspiring NSW mailing list by sending an email to

Regular science talks

Attend science talks presented by distinguished scientists at City of Sydney Libraries, Sydney Science Forum, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Australian Museum Research Institute, UNSW and UTS. For science talks in pubs, check out Nerd Nites, That’ll Learn You, Pint of Science Australia and Science at the Local.

For families

There are often science-based kids activities on offer at Australian Museum, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Museum of Human Disease, Centennial Parklands and Royal Botanical Gardens and Domain Trust. Fizzics Education provides science themed activities for schools, community festivals and private parties.

Find and share NSW events on Facebook

The Science Ignite Facebook page is a great place to find and share information about NSW science themed events.