What’s on in NSW

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NSW Inspiring Australia briefings

Inspiring Australia hosts regular events for the STEM community to provide updates on research and policy issues and flag opportunities to participate in high profile campaigns like National Science Week and Sydney Science Festival.

To receive an invitation to the next briefing please email

Our next stakeholder event features experienced science video producers and storytellers Daisy De Windt and Jack McGrath who will lead a video workshop. This skills development workshop will briefly cover: how to write for the camera; how to appear more confident and professional on camera; and how to develop video content that captures the essence of a science talk, workshop or event. Networking drinks will follow from 5pm.

When: 3.30pm – 5pm, Monday 29 July
Where: The University of Sydney
Cost: FREE

Register to attend

Spark Festival

As part of the 2018 Spark Festival of Australian Startups, Inspiring Australia hosted Spin on Spinouts on Monday 29 October 2018.

Our 2017 Commercialising Research forum was a chance for the research, startup and business communities to come together to discuss the process of research commercialisation and how scientists translate cutting edge research in a variety. See videos here

National Science Week

National Science Week, Australia’s longest running festival, will take place from 10-18 August 2019. All are welcome to join the national celebrations by hosting an event and logging it on the campaign website.

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 receive monthly updates by joining the Inspiring NSW mailing list. Send an email to

Regular science talks

Attend STEM events presented by 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 regional events check out the social pages listed by NSW Regional Science Hubs,

Science for families

There are often science-based activities for children 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.