Inspiring Australia

About Us

Inspiring Australia is the national strategy for engagement with the sciences, working across all levels of government and industry to promote science and science literacy in Australia.

Prime Minister's Prizes for Science

Australia's most prestigious awards for excellence in science research and science education are a key part of the Inspiring Australia strategy to recognise and tell the story of Australia's achievements.

The Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation was announced as a new prize in 2014 to recognise excellence in Australian research commercialisation resulting from the translational impact of applied science. It was awarded for the first time in 2015.

National Science Week

​National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology and thousands of individuals get involved, taking part in more than 1000 science events across the nation.

Expert Working Groups

Inspiring Australia has commissioned six expert working groups to report on specific areas of science engagement in Australia.

Their reports include key recommendations on how the science community can work together to improve science engagement.

Science Engagement Toolkit

Inspiring Australia has facilitated a range of resources and programmes to assist those in the science communication sector, from researchers to journalists.

Contact Us

For more information on the Inspiring Australia report, strategy or program please contact us.