We can open up pathways for outstanding young problem solvers, giving them the possible opportunity to showcase their talents on the world stage.

Our best and brightest in maths and computational thinking are often invited to take part in the pathway programs run by the Australian Mathematical Olympiad Committee (AMOC) and the Australian Informatics Olympiad Committee (AIOC).

Maths opportunities by invitation

To be considered for an invitation to maths—invitational opportunities training, students need to have achieved outstanding results in the Australian Mathematics Competition or one of the three modules under Maths for Young Australians.

Events for Olympiad level young mathematicians may include: training schools, the AMOC Senior Contest, the Australian Mathematical Olympiad, the Asian Pacific Mathematics Olympiad.

Every year, and following on from these events, four Australian girls will be selected to represent Australia at the European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad and six students will be selected to represent Australia at the International Mathematical Olympiad.

Informatics opportunities by invitation

Students with strong performance at the Australian Informatics Olympiad may be invited to participate in special mentoring and participate in exclusive events.

Events for Olympiad-level young mathematicians may include: Australian Invitational Informatics Olympiad, the Asia Pacific Informatics Olympiad, and the French-Australian Regional Informatics Olympiad.

Each year, competitors are selected to represent Australia at the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI), the peak competition in computer science for high school students around the world.

Find out all the details about what makes students eligible to compete in EGMO and IMO.

Find out all the details about what makes students eligible to compete in IOI.


Jerry Mao of Caulfield Grammar School in Victoria won a silver medal at the 2018 International Olympiad in Informatics, which was held in Tsukuba, Japan. It was the fourth successive year that Jerry was selected for the Australian team, having also represented his country in 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Suitable for students in years 3–12, this school-based maths competition reaches a global audience and attracts more than 250,000 entries each year.

This one-hour competition is designed to identify computer-programming potential and is suitable for students ranging from year 5 to year 12.

For students who already have some programming experience, this open event in problem solving using computer programs is held nationally in late August or early September.