What’s on in NSW

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Sydney Science Festival

The fourth Sydney Science Festival will run from 7-19 August 2018 with twelve huge days of talks, hands on science events, family fun days and more.

National Science Week

National Science Week Australia’s longest running festival, runs from 11–19 August 2018. All welcome to join the national celebrations by hosting an event and logging it on the campaign website’s national calendar.

2018 highlights include dozens of regional festivals and events across NSW hosted by NSW Regional Science Hubs.

NSW Inspiring Australia briefings

Inspiring Australia hosts regular events for the STEM community to provide updates on research and policy issues and flag opportunites to participate in high profile campaigns like National Science Week and Sydney Science Festival. If you would like to be invited to these gatherings, please send an email to

Spark Festival

As part of the 2017 Spark Festival of Australian Startups, Inspiring Australia presented a  Commercialising Research forum, 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 of settings.

We are working with the science community to again be part of Spark in 2018. If you would like to get involved please send an email to

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 Sydney Science Forum, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Australian Museum Research Institute, UNSW and UTS.

For science talks in pubs, check out Pint of Science Australia and Science at the Local.

For regional events check out the social pages listed by NSW Regional Science Hubs

Science events 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, science clubs, community festivals and private parties.