NSW Regional Science Hubs

Inspiring Australia has established a network of NSW Regional Science Hubs comprising multidisciplinary teams to develop and deliver high-profile science events in regional NSW.

With links to multiple communities, NSW Regional Science Hubs plan strategically for ongoing programs of events and activities to promote science to Australians from all walks of life. They formalise disparate and informal science communication networks in regional areas and enable strategic alignment of programs that communicate science and its benefits.

Central West Science Hub

Dubbo City Council, Dubbo Regional Botanical Garden, Dubbo Field Naturalist & Conservation Society, River Smart Australia and Wambangalang Environmental Education Centre.

Lead organisation: Dubbo City Council

Murrumbidgee Science Hub

Carrathool Shire Council, Goolgowi Public School and South West Arts.

Lead organisation: Carrathool Shire Council

Far South Coast Science Hub

Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness, Sapphire Coast Marine Society, Bournda Environmental Education Centre, Panboola Wetlands Trust, Australian Plants Society, Conservation Management Network, Coastal Wetlands Carers Network and Mat-Sci-Tec.

Lead organisation: Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness

North Western Science Hub

The Armidale Tree Group, Southern New England Land Care, the Catalyst Club, ICT International, University of New England, New England Regional Art Museum, Department of Education and Training,Woolbrook, Niangala and Yarrowitch Public Schools, Landcare, Uralla Shire Council, Armidale Sustainable Living Expo Group, University of New England

Lead organisation: University of New England

Murray Science Hub

Murray Arts, Albury Wodonga Community College, Indigenous elders, Astronomical Society of Albury-Wodonga, AlburyCity, Rotary Club of Albury Hume, University of the Third Age, local schools, Albury Art Gallery, Astronomical Society Albury-Wodonga, Albury Sound and Lighting, The Cube

Lead organisation: Murray Arts

Central Tablelands Science Hub

Bathurst Observatory, Bathurst Library, Ages of Fishes Museum Canowindra, CSU, Central West Food Technology, Geological Survey of NSW, Jenolan Caves, National Motor Racing Museum, Bathurst Lapidary Club, Bathurst Regional Council

Lead organisation: Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum

Eastern Riverina Science Hub

Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga City Library, Eastern Riverina Science Teachers Association, Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, National Indigenous Science Education Program, Department of Primary Industries and Rotary

Lead organisation: Charles Sturt University

Far West Science Hub

Outback Astronomy, Regional Development Australia Far West
Robinson College and representatives of Indigenous community.

Lead organisation: Outback Astronomy
Contact: Linda Nadge

Snowy Region Science Hub

Snowy River Shire Council, the Lions Club and Jindabyne High School

Lead organisation:Snowy River Shire Council

Illawarra Science Hub

Wollongong Science Centre and Planetarium, Illawarra Astronomical Society, Eton Gorg Theatre Company and University of Wollongong's ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science

Lead organisation: Wollongong Science Centre and Planetarium

Shoalhaven Science Hub

Bundanon Trust, University of Wollogong, South East Local Land Services, Landcare Australia, Greening Australia, Bomaderry High School, Nowra High School and St Michael's Primary School

Lead organisation: Bundanon Trust

Hunter Science Hub

Tom Farrell Institute for the Environment, Science and Engineering Challege, University of Newcastle, Newcastle Museum, University of Newcastle, Engineers Australia (Northern Division, Hunter Branch), Hunter Wetland Centre, Australian Science Innovations, Engineers Without Borders, Scientists in Schools, Hunter Region Botanic Gardens, Wetlands Environmental Education centre, OzGREEN, Hunter Local Land Services, Regional Development Australia – Hunter, Geological Survey of New South Wales, Australian Industry Group, Cessnock City Council and Muswellbrook Rotary Club.

Lead organisation:Science and Engineering Challege

North West Slopes Science Hub

CSIRO, Warrumbungle Observatory, Boggabri Coal, Gunnedah High School, Gunnedah Primary School, Tambar Springs, Mullaley, Premer and Carroll Public Schools

Lead organisation: Gunnedah Primary School

Mid North Coast Science Hub

Charles Sturt University, Mid Coast Connect, Macleay Valley Education and Skills Forum, Melville High School, Aldavilla Primary School, Kempsey High School, Kemsey Shire Council, Port Macquarie Hastings Council, Mid North Coast Local Health District, Hastings and Macleay Valley Aboriginal Education Consultative Groups, Australian Museum

Lead organisation: Charles Sturt University

Northern Rivers Science Hub

Rous Water, Lismore City Council, Dorroughby Environmental Education Centre, North Coast TAFE, Lismore Rainforest Botanical Gardens,EnviTE, Far North Coast Weeds, Richmond Landcare, Friends of Koala, Arts Fabrika, Back Alley Gallery Artists, Lismore City Council, Lismore Rainforest Botanic Gardens and North East Waste.

Lead organisation: Southern Cross University

Western Sydney Science Hub

Penrith South Public School, CWA Penrith, National Parks and Wildlife and Apple.

Lead organisations: Penrith South Public School and Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment
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Southern Sydney Science Hub

Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre, Sutherland Shire Council, local artists Pat Pillai and Rita Pearce

Lead organisation: ANSTO

Eastern Sydney Science Hub

Centennial Parklands, Randwick Council, Sydney Observatory, University of New South Wales

Lead organisation: Centennial Parklands

Inner Sydney Science Hub

Powerhouse Museum, Australian National Maritime Museum, NICTA, Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust, Redfern Community Centre, UTS, University of Sydney

Lead Organisation:University of Sydney

Join the network

Inspiring Australia would like to establish more of these strategic partnerships across the state and welcomes interest from science experts, professional organisations, educational institutions, industry and community groups.

The NSW Regional Science Grants program will support 2014 initiatives developed by new and existing Hubs.National Science Week is just one of many science communication initiatives NSW Regional Science Hubs support.

Download a PDF of the NSW Regional Science Hubs Terms of Reference.

For more information please contact Jackie Randles, Manager Inspiring Australia (NSW) on 02 9351 5198.