The competition has been in existence since 1972. It is wholly organised and run by a staff member of the School of Mathematics and Statistics at The University of Melbourne. The competition is of a demanding standard, designed to identify real mathematical talent. Between 3000 and 5000 students enter, and some 150 are awarded prizes.
The nature of the problems is different from that encountered in school mathematics syllabi, being less mechanical and requiring a higher level of mathematical insight and creativity. As such, participation is likely to be rewarding only to those students who have a real love for, and ability in, mathematics.
The competition is separated into three divisions:
For more information visit the official website here.
Anyone can participate - but only 150 receive awards out of 3000-5000 students
Registration free or $5 for late entries
To be in running for awards, participants should have high level of mathematical knowledge and skill
Participants can prepare for competition with past papers and training (not compulsory)
Registration and payment online