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Geography is central to Macquarie University’s approach to learning, teaching, research and service. Macquarie University serves and engages the world through transformative learning and life-changing experiences in education and research.  We offer outstanding teaching and research programs in human geography, environmental management, planning, environmental science, and development studies, with strong links to Law, Indigenous studies, health, humanities and the social and physical sciences.  Geography at Macquarie equips students with the skills and knowledge required to pursue rewarding careers oriented at engaging with current and future social and environmental challenges.

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Turn your interest in geography into a global career with The University of Queensland’s new School of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Study topics such as climatology, hydrology, biogeography, geomorphology, landscape ecology, coastal and marine systems, urban geography, economic geography, demography, planning, and geographical information science and remote sensing.

Choose from a range of degrees including Environmental Management, Regional and Town Planning, Arts or Science, depending on your area of interest.

UQ is #1 in Australia for life sciences and #32 globally (2016 Times Higher Education rankings), and highly ranked for teaching and research in the physical, human and built environments. The new School of Earth and Environmental Sciences combines the academic expertise from two former groupings – the School of Earth Sciences and the School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management. The amalgamation acknowledges the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of earth and environmental sciences. Our interconnected teams of earth scientists, physical and social scientists, environmental management specialists, health and safety experts, and urban planners work together to address the increasingly critical global challenges of a growing population, climate change, urbanisation, food security, conservation and natural resource management.

The school offers you national and international fieldwork and study opportunities to give you a truly global outlook. Map out your career at one of the world’s top 100 universities and join our graduates who are creating change around the world.

Find out more at www.sees.uq.edu.au

Australia’s participation in the International Geography Olympiads and Geography’s Big Week Out are supported by the Australian Government.

The Australian Government Department of Education is responsible for national policies and programmes that help Australians access quality and affordable childcare; early childhood education, school education, post-school, higher education, international education and academic research. High quality school education supports productivity and improves the educational outcomes of children, increasing the likelihood that they will attain skills and be in employment.

The Australian Geography Teachers' Association (AGTA) is one of the two organisations responsible for the Competition.

AGTA is the national organisation of Australia’s state geography teachers’ associations. AGTA seeks to: foster the teaching and learning of geography in Australian schools and enhance awareness of its applications in society; promote and circulate the results of research into geography education; maintain a professional network through which teachers of geography in Australia may express opinions on educational matters; represent the interests of its member affiliates on national education decision making bodies.

The Royal Geographical Society of Queensland (RGSQ) is one of the two organisations responsible for the Competition and looks after its day-to-day management.

RGSQ is a non-profit organization that promotes the study of geography. Since its establishment in 1885, the Society has brought together people from all walks of life who share an interest in geography. The Society stimulates interest in geography through a regular programme of lectures and trips, and through actively supporting geographical education and research.