Australian Mathematics Competition

2017 hsc examsThe Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC) will be held in school on Thursday, 1 August 2019. The AMC started in 1978 and it has been run annually for 40 years. In that time, it has become the largest single event on the Australian Education Calendar, allowing students to attempt the same tasks on the same day. It has become a truly international event, with countries throughout the Pacific and South East Asia, and even further afield taking part.

The aim of the competition is three-fold:

  • To highlight the importance of Mathematics as a curriculum subject.
  • To give students an opportunity to discover talent in Mathematics.
  • To provide resources for the classroom and general discussion.

The AMC is for students of all standards. The first 20 questions are intended to be directly familiar to students from their classroom experience. The later problems are more difficult and may be in unexpected contexts, but they have been graded to ensure that the skills required are commensurate with those taught at throughout Australia and New Zealand.

All students receive a certificate acknowledging their performance and a detailed report showing how they went on each problem with wider statistical rankings. For more information, please visit the following website:

To enter your child (Years 6 to 12) in this competition, please email Mr Royston Lee, Faculty Head of Mathematics at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please note that all Augustine Mathematics students are automatically enrolled in this competition.

Entries close 14 June.