About the Eureka Prizes

A unique partnership between government organisations, institutions, companies and individuals committed to Australian science.

Presented annually by the Australian Museum in partnership with our sponsors and supporters, the prizes reward excellence in the fields of:

  • research & innovation
  • leadership
  • science communication
  • school science

Key dates for 2016

5 February: Entries open
6 May: Entries close 7pm AEST
29 July: Finalists announced online
31 August: Winners announced at the Award Dinner

Fast facts

  • Established in 1990 to reward outstanding achievements in Australian science and science communication.
  • Australia's most comprehensive national science awards.
  • A unique co-operative partnership between government, education and research institutions, private sector companies, organisations and individuals. See our Sponsors.
  • Each prize is judged by a panel of eminent and qualified individuals, whose contribution of expertise and time helps support the credibility of the Eureka Prizes.
  • The Australian Museum Eureka Prizes culminates in a gala Award Dinner, which celebrates and rewards Australian science.
  • The 2015 Award Dinner was attended by 660 guests, with MCs Adam Spencer and Bernie Hobbs.
  • In 2015, 16 prizes were awarded in four categories - Research & Innovation, Leadership, Science Communication & Journalism and School Science.

Contact us

Please call us on (02) 9320 6483 or send us an email.


Vanessa Gardos
Last Updated: