The Australian Geography Competition is a contest for Australian secondary school students, assessing their geographical knowledge and skills. The Competition aims to encourage student interest in geography and to reward student excellence.
The Competition is open to students studying geography or any humanities unit that involves geography in all years of secondary school. Initially held in 1995, the annual competition consists of multiple-choice questions testing geographical knowledge and skills. Students are graded at their school year level and receive a certificate of their results — High Distinction; Distinction; Credit; or Participation. Outstanding students win prizes including books, special certificates, and medals depending on their age level.
The top male and female students in Year 11 in Australia are invited to participate in the annual Geography’s Big Week Out, a six day event which focuses on fieldwork, spatial technologies and analytical skills. Australia’s teams to the annual International Geography Olympiad are selected from students at the event. Flights, accommodation and meals for participants at both competitions are met by the organisers.