Australian Geography Competition


Geography’s Big Week Out

The 2019 Students

It was an incredible experience to share with a group of unique and amazing people, and a brilliant opportunity to apply geographical skills and academic knowledge to a real-life scenario.

Josh, GBWO19 student

Geography’s Big Week Out is a mix of stimulating and hands-on geography activities, focusing on fieldwork, designed to challenge and extend high-performing senior students. Sixteen students are selected to participate from the Year 11 level of the Competition.

The 2021 Geography’s Big Week Out has been postponed until January 2022, and will be held on North Stradbroke Island, Qld, COVID-19 travel restrictions permitting. Students at that Big Week Out are in the running to represent Australia at the 2022 International Geography Olympiad in Paris.

As the 2020 event had to be cancelled because of COVID-19, we feature here photos from the 2019 Big Week Out held on Kangaroo Island.

Geography’s Big Week Out is supported by the Australian Government through the  Department of Education, Skills and Employment. Costs or participating (airfares, accommodation, meals and activities) are met by the organisers.