Inspiring South Australia is supported by premier science education and engagement initiatives across South Australia and Australia.

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The Inspiring Australia strategy aims to deliver a more scientifically engaged Australia where:

  • Australians are inspired by and value scientific endeavour
  • Australia attracts increasing national and international interest in its science
  • Australians critically engage with key scientific issues
  • Young Australians are encouraged to pursue scientific studies and careers


South Australia’s Department of State Development aims to help industry, business and communities identify and capitalise on opportunities for job creation and economic growth.

The Department recognises that science, research and innovation play a fundamental and transformational role in South Australia’s economy and society.

For more information, contact Ms Vicki Tindall
Project Officer, Science and Research, Department of State Development.

Phone: (08) 8207 8702

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Located in the heart of Adelaide, The South Australian Museum has been committed to making Australia’s natural and cultural heritage accessible, engaging and fun for over 150 years. It is a place where families can learn and grow together.

Today the Museum is one of the most visited museums in Australia and holds collections of national and international significance. It is a leader in remote and regional community engagement, and in Australian Aboriginal heritage and scientific research.

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The University of Adelaide is centred on discovering new knowledge, pursuing innovation and preparing the educated leaders of tomorrow who are independent, creative thinkers with an international perspective.

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UniSA is Australia’s university of enterprise and is a globally-focused, locally-engaged institution established on the dual principles of equity and excellence. With more than 32,000 students, the university is South Australia’s largest.

Research at the University of South Australia is inspired by challenges and opportunities, partnered with end-users and communities, and underpinned by excellence.

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Flinders University enjoys a well-justified reputation for its excellence in teaching and research. It has a long-standing commitment to enhancing educational opportunities for all and a proud record of community engagement.

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Established in 1971, TAFE SA is the largest provider of vocational education and training (VET) in South Australia delivering more than 1,300 courses to an average of 80,000 students per year at our campuses across the State. TAFE SA offers training across more than 80 activity and industry-related areas with a wide range of quality courses and flexible study options to suit your personal needs.

In addition to its VET business, TAFE SA has delivered higher education qualifications since 1997 under its registration as a Higher Education Provider (HEP).

RiAus is Australia’s national science channel, promoting public awareness and understanding of science.

At RiAus we make science fun, inspiring and accessible for all Australians.

RiAus produces thought-provoking and entertaining events, broadcasts and publications as well as education and teacher support programs for people with little or no scientific background.

The Australian Science Media Centre (AusSMC) is an independent, not-for-profit service for the news media, giving journalists direct access to evidence-based science and expertise. The centre aims to increase the quantity and accuracy of science reporting in the media, and hence the public understanding of science.

The AusSMC is based in Adelaide, but provides services across Australia and internationally.

Scimex is the AuSMC’s news portal site, and is a unique resource providing breaking news across Australia and New Zealand.