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 opportunites to participate in high profile campaigns like National Science Week and Sydney Science Festival.

Our next briefing event will be at 3.15 pm on Monday 12 March 2018

When:  3.15 pm – 5pm Monday 12 March, followed by networking drinks
Where: Sydney School of Entrepreneurship, Building J, 651 – 731 Harris St Ultimo
RSVP:     Please send an email to by Wednesday 7 March.

Please join us at this Sydney Science Festival briefing event to meet colleagues from across Sydney’s science and cultural institutions. Find out how to be part of the fourth Sydney Science Festival and the 22nd National Science Week campaign.

We’ll be sharing results from the 2017 Festival as well as what we’ve learned through an extensive evaluation.

Networking drinks will be served from 5pm.

Register to attend

To be invited to these get togethers please join the Inspiring NSW mailing list by sending 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’ll be seeking interest from the science community to again be part of Spark in 2018. If you would like to get involved please send an email to

Sydney Science Festival

The third Sydney Science Festival ran from 10-20 August 2017 with ten huge days of talks, hands on science events, family fun days and more. In 2018 the Festival will run from 10-20 August. All those wishing to be involved should send an email to

National Science Week

National Science Week, Australia’s longest running festival, will take place from 11–19 August 2018. 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.