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

The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science are Australia’s most prestigious and highly regarded awards for outstanding achievements in scientific research, research-based innovation and excellence in science teaching.

The two innovation prizes, the Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation and the Prize for New Innovators, celebrate success in Australian commercialisation through innovative translational of scientific research. These prizes will promote building better links between universities, researchers and industry and encourage entrepreneurial spirit in our business and research communities.

To nominate, please go to

Nominations close on 12 April 2017 at 5.00 pm Canberra time.

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.