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 briefings please email

Our next stakeholder event will be in July 2020.

Spark Festival

The Inspiring Australia Manager Jackie Randles serves as the Track Lead for Research for the Spark Festival and in this capacity facilitates research events as part of this statewide startup celebration.

These Spark research forums provide 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 15-23 August 2020. 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 regional events check out the social pages listed by NSW Regional Science Hubs,

Science for families

For a comprehensive list of STEM engagement opportunities that you can search by postcode, visit the STAR Portal.

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.