Information for School Coordinators

The competition is open to students enrolled in a secondary-school within Victoria.

Participation in the competition takes place at students’ home school.

The competition is separated into three divisions:
Junior Division - Students in years 7 and 8 sit a two hour exam
Intermediate Division - Students in years 9 and 10 sit a three hour exam
Senior Division - Students in years 11 and 12 sit a three hour exam

Participant Registration

Schools are required to register and facilitate the payment of the entry fee for their participating students.

Participant registration closes at 5:00 pm on the last Friday of April (for current dates, please see Important Dates )

Please pay for the competition fee here.

For a step-by-step payment process, please click here: Payment Process

Competition details

The competition is to be held in each school.

On the Monday prior to competition day, exam papers will be emailed to schools. Schools will be required to print out the relevant number of exam papers for participants in each division.

On the competition day (normally first Wednesday of May), the competition can commence after 9:15am but no later than 1:00 pm.

Entrants participate in the relevant divisions: Junior (years 7 & 8), Intermedate (years 9 & 10) and Senior. The Senior Division is open to anyone under the age of 19 years as at 30th June in the year of the competition and who is not receiving tertiary education.

Competition papers are not permitted to leave the school grounds. They are to be collected at the end of the competition and kept by the teacher in charge.

Textbooks are NOT allowed. Electronic calculators, tables, etc., may NOT be used. Computers may NOT be used. Otherwise normal examination conditions apply.

The use of dictionaries (including electronic) is allowed during the competition, provided that they are for the purpose of syntactical understanding and contain no mathematics or calculational ability.

Submit completed exams

Please send completed exams via a postal/courier service to:

Maths Competition Administrator
General Office G30, School of Mathematics and Statistics
Peter Hall Building (#160)
The University of Melbourne
Parkville, VIC 3010

Assessment of exams

Answers submitted by participants become the property of the University.

The University is free to assess the answers in any manner it sees fit.

Apart from official announcements, no discussion of the relative performance of various candidates will be entered into by the University.

There is no appeal against the decision of the University.

Notification or results and awardees

Results will be uploaded onto the website when the marking is completed, around early to mid-August.

Prize winners will be invited to the awards ceremony around late August.

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