National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology.
Running each year in August, it features approximately 1000 events around Australia, including those delivered by universities, schools, museums and science centres.
These events attract a wide audience from children to adults, and science amateurs to professionals. Over one million people participate in science events across the nation.
Now into it’s sixteenth year, National Science Week provides an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of Australian scientists’ to the world of knowledge. It also aims to encourage an interest in science pursuits among the general public, and to encourage younger people to be fascinated by the world we live in.
National Science Week is proudly supported by the Australian Government in a variety of ways, including the provision of up to $500 000 for the National Science Week Grants Program.