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Victor Chang School Science Awards

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

Named after the late cardiac surgeon and pioneer of modern heart transplantation, the Victor Chang School Science Awards were established to celebrate young, gifted students, and to stimulate growth in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subject areas. 

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 see all the remarkable work our researchers do on a daily basis, and grasp a deeper understanding of how rewarding a career in medical research can be. 

In 2017, the Victor Chang Institute welcomed over 200 students from across NSW to our world-class facility.

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


Blacktown City Council - 02 9839 6000 

Campbelltown City Council - 02 4645 4323

Penrith City Council - 02 4732 7652 

Camden City Council - 02 4654 7777

Canterbury Bankstown City Council - 02 9707 9891

Wollongong - 02 4267 6100

Wagga Wagga - 02 6937 3800

Broken Hill - 08 8082 5700

Dubbo/Orange - 02 6883 6300

To find out more about the Victor Chang School Science Awards, please contact: Lia Alexandrou – l.alexandrou@victorchang.edu.au or 02 9295 8794 

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