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In 2017, National Science Week will be held from 12 - 20 August. The 2017 schools theme is Future Earth. Be part of the celebrations! Last year's National Science Week was enormously successful with hundreds of events happening across Australia during the week. Visit the National Science Week website to find out about this year's events and the events that took place last year in your area.




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The Australian Museum Eureka Prizes reward excellence in the fields of research and innovation, leadership, science engagement and school science. Entries for the 2017 awards have now closed and are being evaluated in preparation for the big announcements later in the year. The Royal Societies of Australia congratulates all past winners on their amazing achievements. More information on The Eureka Prize website.







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Congratulations to Professor Rick Shine from the University of Sydney, the winner of the 2016 Prime Minister's Prize for Science. The award was formally presented by the Prime Minister and the Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science at a dinner in the Great Hall of Parliament House on Wednesday 19 October 2016. For more details of the prizes and past winners see the Prime Minister's Science Prize website.






The Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission Annual Information Statement for the Royal Societies of Australia for 2016 has been submitted.


The RSA website is being revised and a new more comprehensive site will appear at this address soon. 


Members of Council of the RSA met informally on Wednesday 23 July 2014 in Perth, Western Australia to discuss strategies for future activities. The meeting was held in conjunction with the centenary celebrations of the Royal Society of Western Australia. 


In March 2014 the President met with the Hon. Secretary and Hon. Treasurer of the Royal Society of Tasmania in Hobart to further promote relations between the RSA and the Royal Society of Tasmania.


The President of the RSA held fruitful discussions with the President and the Executive Officer of the Royal Society of Victoria in December 2013 about ideas for science advocacy in Australia.


The RSA Constitution has been revised in order to simplify it and make it more relevant to member organisations. All Royal Societies across Australia have been asked to contribute to the consultation process, which continues.


Welcome to the Royal Societies of Australia website


The Royal Societies of Australia (RSA) is a national organisation which represents and advocates for the efforts and joint views of Australia's Royal Societies, some of the oldest learned societies in the Southern Hemisphere. The RSA provides a framework for coordinating nationally focussed science-related events and representation across Australia.


It facilitates the creation of a single voice for its member societies thereby allowing them to present their collective views to the federal government and its agencies, to business and to the community nationally.


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