Science Awards

The Victor Chang
School Science Awards

The Victor Chang School Science Awards aim to foster and encourage an interest in science among secondary school students, with the goal of promoting careers in STEM as a viable and interesting career path.

Established in 2004, the Victor Chang School Science Awards celebrate young, gifted students, and aim to stimulate growth in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subject areas.

The awards are targeted at government school students in Year 11, situated in all corners of the state, including Broken Hill, Wagga Wagga, Dubbo and Blacktown.

Nominated by their teachers for their tenacity and commitment in the science classroom, the Year 11 winners are invited to tour the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute.

This opportunity allows students to receive real life laboratory experience and gain an understanding of what our researchers do on a daily basis. It's hoped this shows students how rewarding a career in medical research can be.

If you would like your school to be involved, please contact your relevant council or Department of Education Representative listed below.

To find out more about the Victor Chang School Science Awards, or to see if a ceremony is taking place in your area please email: or (02) 9295 8761

Nominations for 2022 will open in August

Camden City Council - 02 4654 7777

Canterbury Bankstown City Council - 02 9707 9891

Wollongong - 02 9295 8761

Wagga Wagga - 02 9295 8761

Blacktown City Council - 02 9839 6000

Campbelltown City Council - 02 4645 4323

Penrith City Council - 02 4732 7652

Broken Hill - 02 9295 8761

Dubbo/Orange - 02 9295 8761

Acknowledgement of Country

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, the Gadigal of the Eora nation, on which we meet, work, and discover.
Our Western Australian laboratories pay their respect to the Whadjuk Noongar who remain as the spiritual and cultural custodians of their land.