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Australia’s participation at the annual the International Geography Olympiads (iGeo) and student participation at the annual Geography’s Big Week Out (GBWO) are supported by the Australian Government.

The Department of Education, Skills and Employment works to ensure Australians can experience the wellbeing and economic benefits that quality education, skills and employment provide.

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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.