What’s on in NSW

Find and share NSW events and activities on the Science Ignite Facebook page and the Inspiring Australia NSW Twitter account.

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.

To receive an invitation to briefings please email

National Science Week

National Science Week, Australia’s longest running festival, will next take place from 12-20 August 2023. 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.

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 Ideas, Powerhouse Ultimo, the Australian Museum , UNSW Centre for Ideas 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 from the Office of the Chief Scientist.

There are often science-based activities for children on offer at Australian Museum, Powerhouse Ultimo, Centennial Parklands, Western Sydney Parklands and the Royal Botanical Garden .

Fizzics Education provides science themed activities for schools, community festivals and private parties.