The prizes are awarded annually and are a public recognition and tribute to the contributions that our scientists, innovators and science teachers are making to Australia's current and future scientific and commercialisation capabilities.
2016 Prize recipients
The 2016 Prime Minister's Prizes for Science was awarded at a presentation ceremony on 19 October 2016.
- Prime Minister's Prize for Science
- Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation
- Prize for New Innovators
- Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year
- Frank Fenner Prize for Life Scientist of the Year
- Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools
- Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools
Read more about the presentation ceremony.
Previous prize recipients
The Prime Minister's Science Prizes for Science were introduced in 2000, replacing the Australia Prize which was awarded from 1990. Records are available about the prize recipients since 1990.