Inspiring Australia (NSW) stakeholder briefing

All welcome to join the NSW Inspiring Australia and National Science Week Executive Committee at a briefing event for the science community on Monday 29 February 2016 from 3.30pm.

This will be an opportunity to learn more about the Australian Government's National Innovation and Science Agenda, hear about consulting firm PwC's STEM education initiatives and find out how to participate in Sydney Science Festival, to be held during National Science Week from 11-21 August 2016.

Networking drinks and canapes will be served at the conclusion of formal proceedings at 5pm. RSVP essential.

  • When: Monday 29 February 2016, 3.30pm-6pm
  • Where: Australian Museum, College St, Sydney
  • RSVP: Please send an email to by Wednesday 24 February

National Science Week

National Science Week, Australia’s longest running festival, will take place from 13 to 21 August in 2016.

Sydney Science Festival

The inaugural Sydney Science Festival held in 2015 offered an ecclectic mix of talks, hands on science events, family fun days and more.

Expressions of Interest for those wishing to be part of the 2016 Festival are now open and close on 6 March.

The Festival will run from 11-21 August with eleven huge days of talks by some of the world's best researchers, hands-on workshops, exhibitions, events for family and panel discussions. If you have an idea for an event, talk, workshop, tour or exhibition, the Festival team want to know about it. If you are already planning an event as part of National Science Week 2016, you can submit your idea to be part of Sydney Science Festival too!

If you haven't yet thought about it, now's the time to plan what you might do. It's FREE to submit an event, and we ask that in the interest of great science engagement that your event meets a simple selection criteria around relevance, quality, engagement and feasibility.

Visit the EOI section of the Festival website to submit your event.

Regional events

Dozens of science engagement activities are presented across the state by NSW Regional Science Hubs, including all kinds of entertaining science activities in the community that explore everything from the natural environment to astronomy and the night skies.

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.