National Science Week

National Science Week is Australia’s annual opportunity to  discuss the hot topics, do science and celebrate its cultural and economic impact on society—from art to astrophysics, chemistry to climate change, and forensics to future food.

First held in 1997, National Science Week has become one of Australia’s largest festivals. Last year saw 1.5 million people participate in over 2050 events and activities.

“Who would have known that this year was going to be so significant for science and our science communities, as we all work together to deal with the COVID-19 crisis,” said Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews at the launch of National Science Week.

To celebrate National Science Week, Leeuwin has prepared an information pack on how a voyage on Leeuwin can prepare you for a career in STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).

Download Leeuwin’s National Science Week Presentation

National Science Week 2020 will run from 15-23 August. Event details can be found at