The Australian Brain Bee Challenge (ABBC) is a competition for high school students in year 10 to learn about the brain and its functions, learn about neuroscience research, find out about careers in neuroscience and to dispel misconceptions about neurological and mental illnesses.

The program was started in Australia in 2006 to address a number of deficiencies in the public's perception of science in general, and neuroscience in particular.

The ABBC provides current and accurate information on the latest advances in neuroscience research, its value to the community, and promote careers in science and technology.


With regret the Brain Bee Executive announce that, given the COVID-19 situation worldwide, the 2020 Brain Bee Challenge ended in May/June after Round 1and will not proceed to any further rounds.

This decision was made after much deliberation and discussion and was driven by the concerns for the health and welfare of the students and teachers.

It is consistent with the decision of the International Brain Bee to cancel the 2020 international competition.


The Brain Bee Challenge Rounds 2021

There are 3 rounds to the Australian Brain Bee Challenge.

Further information on all rounds can be found here

Teachers can enrol students for the competition through a dedicated link. Registration for 2021 is available on that linked site.