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Australian Aeronautical Velocity Challenge

Information and resources for the Australian AVC


Australian Aeronautical Velocity Challenge

The Australian Aeronautical Velocity Challenge is a STEM initiative focused on addressing Australia’s shortage of scientists and engineers.Over 700 students were involved in regional final events in 2017 and nearly 200 progressed to the state finals to share in the $5000 student prize pool.

There are three strands to the competition - Bottle Rockets, Propeller Powered Planes & Drones. Design teams partake in challenges to design, produce and battle their creations whilst aiming to achieve maximum velocity and distance travelled. Students compete in teams of up to FOUR students in either the primary, junior (Years 7-9) or senior (Years 10-12) division.

This competition is an ideal opportunity for schools, students, teachers, community and local industry to engage in practical numeracy and literacy activities in a fun and innovative engaging environment in the pursuit of becoming a regional, state or NATIONAL CHAMPION.


2018 risk assessment, instructional & information docs found here


For further information, please contact any members of the Australian AVC team:

- Brian  (for industry and partnership related queries)
- Steve  (for competition and curriculum related queries)