Events

Events in your Area 2019

The Science and Engineering Challenge is a national program, running Challenge Days (for high school students) and Discovery Days (for primary school students) across every state and territory in Australia.

Click on the relevant state below to find events in your area. If you would like to attend an event please contact us for more information. Please Note: Event locations and dates are subject to change.

Can't find an event near you? Let us know.

Challenge Days

Event NameLocationDates
 ACT & Region Dickson (ANU)6 - 7 Jun (TBC)

Challenge Days

Event NameLocationDates
Bathurst Bathurst (CSU)19 Mar
Central Coast Gosford 25 - 26 Jun
Coffs Harbour Coffs Harbour 9 Apr
Gordon Sydney - Gordon28 Jun
Highlands Armidale (UNE)5 Mar
Illawarra & SE Wollongong (UOW) 29 - 31 Jul
InglesideSydney - Terrey Hills7 May
Kempsey Kempsey 21 - 22 May
Kingswood Sydney - Kingswood (WSU)2 - 3 July
Lucas Heights Sydney - Lucas Heights 26 Mar
Macarthur  Sydney - Campbelltown 9 - 10 May
Mid Coast Taree 2 May
NewcastleNewcastle (UON)26 Jul - 2 Aug
North West Narrabri 4 Jun
Northern Rivers Lismore (SCU)19 - 21 Jun
Orange Orange 22 Mar
Outback Cobar 7 May
Sapphire City Inverell 8 Mar
Sapphire Coast Bega 15 Mar
Southern Highlands Bowral 3 Jun
Southern Tablelands Goulburn 2 Aug
South West Slopes Young 5 Mar
Sydney Olympic Park Sydney Olympic Park 18 - 22 Mar
Tamworth Tamworth 19 - 20 Mar
Upper Hunter Muswellbrook 12 Jun
Wagga Wagga Wagga Wagga 7 Mar
Western Plains Dubbo 2 - 3 Apr

Discovery Days

Event NameLocationDates
AvondaleAvondaleTBC
CessnockCessnockTBC
DungogDungogTBC
East GosfordEast GosfordTBC
HighlandsArmidale (UNE)6 Mar
KempseyKempsey23 May
MaitlandMaitlandTBC
Mid CoastTaree3 - 10 May
NewcastleGatesheadTBC
NewcastleNew LambtonTBC
North WestNarrabri5 - 6 Jun
Northern RiversLismore (SCU)24 - 26 Jun
Port StephensPort StephensTBC
Southern HighlandsBowral4 Jun
TamworthTamworth21 - 22 Mar
Upper HunterMuswellbrook13 - 14 Jun
Western PlainsDubbo4 - 5 Apr

Challenge Days

Event NameLocationDates
Alice Springs Alice Springs 30 Jul
Darwin Darwin (CDU)19 Jun

Discovery Days

Event NameLocationDates
Alice Springs Alice Springs 31 Jul
Darwin Darwin 20 Jun
Katherine Katherine 17 Jun

Challenge Days

Event Name Location Dates
BrisbaneBrisbane City (QUT)13 - 15 Feb
Brisbane NorthSt Lucia (UQ)27 Feb - 1 Mar
Brisbane SouthWaterford (Griffith University)27 - 28 May
BundabergBundaberg (CQ University)6 May
CairnsCairns (JCU)26 Apr
Darling DownsToowoomba (USQ)20 - 24 May
Fraser CoastHervey Bay (USC)10 May (TBC)
Gold CoastGold Coast (Griffith University)30 - 31 May
MoranbahMoranbah29 Apr
Mt IsaMt Isa26 Jul
Sunshine CoastSippy Downs (USC)13 - 14 Mar (TBC)
TownsvilleTownsville (JCU)23 - 24 Apr

Discovery Days

Event NameLocationDates
Bundaberg Bundaberg (CQ University)7 - 8 May
Gympie Gympie 11 Mar (TBC)
MoranbahMoranbah 30 Apr
Sunshine Coast Sippy Downs (USC)15 Mar (TBC)

Challenge Days

Event Name Location Dates
Adelaide Adelaide 24 Jun
Adelaide NorthAdelaide North1 - 3 Jul
Adelaide SouthAdelaide South26 - 28 Jun
Mount GambierMount Gambier21 Jun
Port PiriePort Pirie29 Jul
RiverlandRiverland19 Jun
WhyallaWhyalla31 Jul

Discovery Days

Event Name Location Dates
WhyallaWhyalla1 Aug

Challenge Days

Event NameLocationDates
Hobart Hobart (UTAS) 28 - 31 May
Launceston Launceston (UTAS)23 - 24 May
North West Burnie20 - 21 May

Challenge Days

Event NameLocationDates
BallaratBallarat14 Jun
Bendigo Bendigo TBC
Footscray Footscray (VU)12 Jun
Geelong Geelong (Deakin University)3 - 4 Apr
Great South Coast Warrnambool (Deakin University)21 Jun
HorshamHorsham5 Aug

Discovery Days

Event NameLocationDates
HorshamHorsham6 Aug

Challenge Days

Event Name Location Dates
GeraldtonGeraldton22 May
PerthPerth1 - 5 Apr
PilbaraSouth Hedland27 May
South WestBunbury8 - 9 Apr

Discovery Days

Event NameLocation Dates
BroomeBroome31 May
Geraldton Geraldton 23 May
PilbaraSouth Hedland28 May
South WestBunbury10 - 11 Apr

State Finals 2019

Event NameLocationDates
New South WalesNewcastle27 - 29 Aug
QueenslandTBCTBC
South AustraliaTBCTBC
TasmaniaHobart3 Jun
VictoriaTBCTBC

National Final 2019

The 2019 National Final will be held on Friday 25th October in Western Australia.

Qualification Procedures 2019

The overriding principles for the SEC qualifying system are simplicity, fairness and sustainability. The following policy will be used to guide schools' progression through the SEC competition from a regional event to the National Final in 2019.

Qualification System 2019 (pdf)