Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC) | Australian Maths Trust


Do you have a classroom full of great problem solvers? One way to find out is through the Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC)

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2021 AMC Wednesday 4 August – Friday 6 August

Australian entries close: 30 July (online), 25 June (paper)
International entries close: 30 July (online), 25 June (paper)
Cost: $6.50 (Aust & NZ).


The AMC is an engaging 30-problem competition that demonstrates the importance and relevance of mathematics in students’ everyday lives; it is open to students in years 3 to 12. Australia’s leading educators and academics, with a deep understanding of our national curriculum standards, actively design the unique AMC problems each year.

The AMC is run by teachers in schools. Our competition is fully online, with a paper version of the competition also available. We offer ongoing support and resources prior to and on the day of the competition. 

Held in term 3, the AMC has five divisions: Middle Primary (years 3–4), Upper Primary (years 5–6), Junior (years 7–8), Intermediate (years 9–10) and Senior (years 11–12). The AMC is available in both printed and online format, it doesn’t matter where your school is located. And, of course, there are special arrangements for visually impaired students and distance education organisations. If you need the paper version of the competition, we encourage you to register your students ASAP to allow for the possible slower delivery of competition papers in 2021.

We are a not-for-profit entity and we make our entry fees consistent with our status. Entries fees cost $6.50 AUD per student including GST in Australia. The fee varies from time-to-time between countries depending on costs such as postage and freight.

International schools

We have special arrangements for distance education organisations. Please contact us to find out how your country participates in the AMC. 

Quick links: Australian school year equivalents

Registered home-schools

Teachers in home-schools are eligible to register as school co-ordinators and run our competitions. If you would like to do so, please download, fill out and return this registration form to this email address with proof of your home school registration in your state or territory.

What happens if there are COVID-19 school closures?

We will refund schools that are unable to run an AMT competition in 2021 due to COVID-19 government-mandated school closures. In some cases, we may also offer an official competition second round. 

Register for competitions now!

All Australian and New Zealand schools

All Australian and New Zealand schools including registered home schools

Coaching clinics and businesses

All Australian and New Zealand coaching clinics and businesses

International organisations

Schools, businesses and coaching clinics outside Australia and New Zealand

How to prepare your students

Warm-up question solutions 



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