Reflections from the 2024 Australian Science Communicators Conference

Getting Australian researchers on the global stage and bringing in end-users from the beginning – Reflections by Rachael Vorwerk

From arming our future politicians with scientific literacy skills, to analysing what people were saying on Twitter when COVID-19 first arrived, to working with an Indigenous community to build a school curriculum that changed to match its […]

The 2024 ASC Prizes

The Australian Science Communicators (ASC) is thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2024 ASC awards.

Along with the Unsung Hero award, the prizes now including the Science Communication Hero of Australia Award, Inspiring Project in Science Communication Award, Scientist Communicator Prize, and the Australian Science Communicators President’s Medal. These new accolades celebrate outstanding contributions and […]

Informal dinner and/or drinks in Melbourne

An invitation to all SciComm people in Melbourne next week! On Tuesday, a group of science communicators are meeting up after work. We’d love it if you could join us for a drink and/or dinner.

When: Tuesday 28 May, from 5:30pm

Where: Fathers Office, 249 Little Lonsdale Street (note there are 2 locations!)

This event is intended to […]

ASC2024 Support, Connect Grow


New Registration DeadlineProgram UpdateKeynote Speakers Announced Demo Extravaganzaaah


Good news! We are extending the conference registration deadline. Those who have registered and requested an invoice by 12:00pm AEST on Friday 31 May 2024 will be guaranteed conference attendance, catering and inclusion at all the social events. (Deadline for payment of invoices is […]

National Competitive Grants Program

Response to the Policy Review: 13 May 2024

The Australian Science Communicators (ASC) commends the National Competitive Grants Program consultation process and appreciate the opportunity to provide comment at this stage.

This submission emphasises the pivotal role of science communication professionals in enhancing the impact and public perception of university research, and stresses the need for more […]

Australian Science Communication Awards 2024

For the first year, the ASC is now presenting multiple awards addressing a range of gaps in the current Australian merit landscape.

Nominations closed at 12 PM AEST on Thursday 16 May 2024. We look forward to announcing the award winners at the ASC Conference in Perth, 19 June 2024!

Previous recipients of the Unsung Hero award […]

ASC2024 Support, Connect, Grow Conference Website is now live!

Take a look at the schedule and you won’t be able to help but get excited about the fantastic socials planned. Events like the Scitech Extravaganza, the Sundowner Networking event that’s sponsored by CPAS and WABSI, the Gala Dinner at the gorgeous Western Australian Museum and MORE! 

Get tickets and register

We have built this site dedicated […]

ASC at Science Meets Parliament 2024

Shanii Phillips, ASC Council Member: Vice President, Policy

The Australian democratic system is truly like no other. In no other country in the world are ordinary citizens allowed to walk into Federal Parliament and bump into MPs, Senators, and political staffers to have open and honest conversations. Science Meets Parliament 2024 (SMP), hosted by Science […]

Job available: Technical support officer [contractor]

About the role

For an immediate start, the ASC is seeking the support of a temporary contractor with technical skills in membership database migration/management and web development who can invoice for their time. We expect this role to run for approximately 1 to 3 months, with the potential for ad hoc support needed for the next […]

How to build your freelance career in science journalism

This event is being run by our friends over at the Science Journalists Association of Australia who have extended an invitation to ASC members to join. We are grateful to the SJAA for this professional development opportunity for our members.

Bianca Nogrady will run two workshops covering everything you need to know to become a successful […]