Science Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc.



Welcome to the Science Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc.
The Science Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (STAV) is a professional association for all science educators.

STAV events and activites

For dates of annual events and conferences download the STAV events calendar.

A number of STAV activities are managed by Science Victoria:

Professional development

STAV Conferences and other Professional Development.

Student activities

STAV student activities including Science Talent Search

Science Drama Awards

and others.

STAV Publishing

STAV Publishing trial exams, publications and other resources.

Science Talent Search 2018

2018 Handbook is now available online. Click Here

For more information about STS including dates, handbook,sponsorship, judging information and exhibition and presentation day, go to the STS website.

If you would like a poster to help promote Science Talent Search in your school, contact the STS project officer.


STAV STEM Conference 2018 - Register Now

Will be held Friday 31 August 2018 at Quantum Victoria, 235 Kingsbury Drive, Macleod West.



Friday 30 November 2018 at La Trobe University
Theme is: Game Changers and Change Makers
Exhibitors Bookings Now Open Click here


National Science Week

Date: 11 - 19 August 2018

2018 theme is: Game Changers and Change Makers
There is a National Science Week resource book and poster available to schools
To obtain a copy go to

Science Week 2018 - National Project

Get online to help the Great Barrier Reef this Science Week – and you could win a GoPro camera!

The ABC’s citizen science project Virtual Reef Diver will celebrate the International Year of the Reef by inviting people to dive through their computer screens into the Great Barrier Reef.  Anyone in Australia can help scientists identify areas of decreasing coral cover and other problem spots on the Reef. 

To be involved as a citizen scientist you just need to go to the Virtual Reef Diver website -  you’ll be shown underwater images of the Reef and, using the simple classifying tool, asked to identify whether there is coral, algae or sand etc at different spots in the images. It’s simple and fun to do - and you get more competition entries the more images you complete!

This work will provide scientists and reef managers with the information they need to make critical decisions to ensure the GBR has a future.

The project has been developed by the Queensland University of Technology, in conjunction with a host of scientific and community organisations.

The second phase of Virtual Reef Diver (coming later this year) will ask citizen scientists to upload their own underwater images of the Reef – so we can get as much data as possible! 

Virtual Reef Diver will be launched for Science Week in August.  
Go to for more details.


More information about Science Victoria.


Past records of STAV's responses to enquiries and other reports.

STAV is on Facebook and Twitter

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STAV is on Twitter

Science Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. acknowledges the support of the Department of Education and Training through the Strategic Partnerships Program.

Department of Education and Training



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