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Office of Science

The Office of Science provides advice to the State Government on science related programs and policy. Key focus areas for the Office of Science include:

  • providing leadership and advice on matters related to science;
  • building the State’s science capacity;
  • playing a key leadership role in coordinating Western Australia's involvement in the Square Kilometre Array;
  • supporting science engagement;
  • recognising excellence in science; and
  • supporting the Chief Scientist of Western Australia.

2015 Premier’s Science Awards

The Premier’s Science Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of the Western Australian science community.

The 2015 Awards are proudly sponsored by Chevron, ExxonMobil and Woodside.

Applications will be open from Monday 23 March 2015 until 10am (WST) on Monday 18 May 2015, with the Awards Presentation taking place on Thursday 20 August 2015 (during National Science Week).

For more information about the program visit the Premier’s Science Awards page.

Science on the Swan Conference

The inaugural Science on the Swan Conference will be held in Perth between 21-23 April 2015.

The focus of the conference will be ‘Hot Topics in Life Course and Development’. The conference will showcase  the very best of medical science and health research in Western Australia, and bring together an outstanding international faculty and leading researchers from across Australia.

The Science on the Swan conference will run annually, focusing on different areas of research in subsequent years.

To further information and to view the conference program please visit the Science on the Swan conference website. 


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