The National Quantum & Dark Matter Road Trip is back!

We had such fun last year, the National Quantum & Dark Matter Road Trip is back for another year!

In less than three weeks, scientists will hit the road again, travelling 4,640 kilometres over two week-long adventures, visiting 24 cities and towns around Australia.

The road trip will begin in Melbourne on 6 August and visit regional and remote schools and communities around Victoria and New South Wales before returning to Melbourne on 11 August.  From 13–19 August there will be a range of public events in metropolitan areas around Australia.  The road trip then continues, departing from Townsville on 21 August and visiting regional and remote schools in North, Far North and Central Queensland until 25 August.

The cities and towns it will visit are: Korumburra VIC, Mallacoota VIC, Eden NSW, Corryong VIC, Albury NSW, Wangaratta VIC, Terang VIC, Lavers Hill VIC, Apollo Bay VIC, Melbourne/Naarm VIC, Adelaide/Tarndanya SA, Sydney/Gadi NSW, Brisbane/Meanjin QLD, Perth/Boorloo WA, Stawell/Yirip VIC, Townsville QLD, Tully QLD, Cairns QLD, Redlynch QLD, Atherton QLD, Dimbulah QLD, Djarragun QLD, Hughenden QLD, Winton QLD, Emerald QLD & Mackay QLD.

The road trip team include scientists and science communicators from two national research centres—the ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS) and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Dark Matter Particle Physics (CDM), which are working to engineer the quantum future and unlock the secrets of dark matter, respectively.  They are excited to share their knowledge and enthusiasm for quantum and dark matter, and to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.

To stay up to date and learn about events near you, explore the website or follow us on Twitter (@qdmroadtrip) and Instagram (@qdmroadtrip)!

Meet the 2023 road-trippers Explore the route Public events Resources