The Forum of Australian Chief Scientists (FACS) brings together Australia’s Chief Scientist and Chief Scientists, or relevant representatives, from the Australian states and territories. It provides an avenue to share information about common issues and challenges related to science, technology and innovation that are of national importance.

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Science is everywhere, in everything we do, every day.

How do things work? What’s involved? It’s fascinating to break it down and understand how science, and its accompanying topics of technology, engineering and maths support us on a daily basis.

STEM Everywhere

The STARportal is Australia's first national searchable listing of STEM learning activities from around the country, including hundreds of activities you can do online and at home.


The Australian Science Policy Fellowship Program is an initiative of the Office of the Chief Scientist that aims to grow the diversity of expertise in the Australian Public Service (APS) workforce.

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It’s been a year unlike any other, with massive disruptions to the way we work, play and learn.

This summer, the Chief Scientist is encouraging all Australians to share the joy of hands-on science with the young people in their lives through the Summert