National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology.
Running from 12-20 August 2023, it features more than 1,000 events around Australia, including those delivered by universities, schools, research institutions, libraries, museums and science centres.
National Science Week is run by the Commonwealth Government's Department of Industry, Science and Resources, through its Inspiring Australia initiative.
The Office of the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer (OCSE) funds the appointment of the Inspiring Australia NSW Manager. The Inspiring Australia NSW Executive Committee, which includes the NSW Manager, allocates funding to NSW stakeholders to deliver high-profile community events during National Science Week.
The Inspiring Australia NSW Executive Committee and NSW Manager also oversees the allocation of funding to facilitate the delivery of entertaining science outreach events at other times of the year. Many of these are run by NSW Regional Science Hubs. The funding round for such programs is typically offered in October/November.