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Inspiring Australia: state and territory networks

We are facilitating national networks to improve the coordination of science engagement activities across Australia. Each state and territory has a dedicated Inspiring Australia Manager with local expertise and connections.

The managers are co-funded by the Australian Government in partnership with state and territory governments and local institutions.

Inspiring Australia Managers

The managers work to build connections to foster engagement with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by:

  • aligning local and national strategies
  • strengthening science communication networks
  • identifying partnerships and linkages
  • building year-round opportunities for targeted audiences

We support the managers to facilitate community-wide involvement with:

  • local community Inspiring Australia hubs
  • science and research agencies
  • education providers
  • industry and the business sector
  • cultural and community organisations

State and territory contacts and websites

Australian Capital Territory

Sue Darby (acting for Jillian Matthews)

New South Wales

Jackie Randles

Northern Territory

Dr Erica Garcia (acting for Dr Carla Eisemberg)


Carolyn Cooke

South Australia

Dr Sheryn Pitman


Jenni Klaus


Rena Singh

Western Australia

Jane Goldsmith

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Last updated: 14 May 2021

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