Please note that the following centres have reached capacity and are now closed for registration:

  •  5/6 Quiz at Edge Hill SS, Cairns
  •  5/6 Quiz at Hillcrest Christian College, Gold Coast
  •  5/6 Quiz at Eagle Junction State School, Brisbane

In 2019, QAMT is running both the traditional y7/8 Maths Quiz and the first year of the Statewide y5/6 Maths Quiz. While the quizzes have similar formats, the y7/8 quiz runs local and regional rounds leading to teams attending the finals in Brisbane, whereas the y5/6 quiz run local rounds and, where possible, regional finals. More information about quizzes will become available soon.
We have already heard from a number of schools to express an interest in running the y5/6 Quiz next year, and have received offers from our current schools to continue as centres for the y7/8 Quiz. There are still ‘holes’ in the quiz map of Queensland – if you would like to help out by running a centre at you school please email us. Currently, schools running a round of the quiz can register teams from their own schools on a complimentary basis. We are also considering other benefits including complimentary or subsidised PD opportunities.

The Year 5/6 and 7/8 Quiz is sponsored by The University of Queensland

Explore the map to find your closest Quiz Host School – Contact the school for Round 1 details, then register above.



Teams ONLY register once and winning teams go onto a round 2 or into the finals.

State Finals are being held in Brisbane in term 4. We encourage regions to hold Regional Finals (or Round 2) during the second half of term 3 (August – September) – certificates and medals are provided & help to improve the profile of this round.

Schools and local organisers (convenors) are able to choose dates which suit their local networks and events at any time within the dates indicated.

Suggested QAMT Year 5/6 & 7/8 Quiz Dates: 

Y5/6 Quiz – Quiz dates in the following date ranges (term3) are determined by local centres:

  • Round1/District: July 15th – August 16th
  • Regional Round: August 19th – September 20th

Y7/8 Quiz – Quiz dates in the following date ranges (term3) are determined by local centres:

  • Round1/District: July 15th – August 16th
  • Round 2/Regional: August 19th – September 20th
  • Finals and activities program: Thursday October 24th at UQ, St Lucia (sponsorship funds will be used to provide distance-based travel subsidies for teams living more than 200km from Brisbane)

Who’s eligible to compete in the competition?

Teams consist of 3 students these can be any combination of students from years seven or year eight as long as there is at least one year seven student in the team. No substitutions are permitted in the final rounds though in Round 1, convenors may, at their discretion, permit schools to substitute in some sections of the quiz.

A ‘year seven’ student is a student enrolled in a school as a year 7 student & a ‘year eight’ student is a student enrolled in a school as a year 8 student.  ‘This means when Queensland children reach Year 7, they will be in their eighth year of schooling & more than half the students in Year 7 will turn 13 years of age. In some circumstances variations to this schedule may be acceptable if they are declared, and approved by the local quiz convenor.

Schools are encouraged to enter two or more teams in the Round 1, and up to two teams in Round 2 (or the Regional Finals). With the exception of the bigger regions (Brisbane, the Gold and Sunshine Coasts) only one team from the qualifying round will be entered in the State Finals. In regions/districts where it is only feasible to run a Round 1 competition, the winning team will be invited to the finals providing that the winning scores achieved in the round are similar to those of the teams coming through from the Round 2 (Regional Finals).

In addition to the above, each year, two schools from isolated areas will be invited to send a team to the State Finals in Brisbane. QAMT will endeavour to find travel sponsorship and subsidies for these teams to attend.

State Finals – competition day (only open to Yr 7/8 Quiz finalists)

To make the trip to Brisbane worthwhile for all schools in the finals, we will be setting up activities in the late morning/afternoon which should be of interest to the competing students. The activities will vary from year to year depending on sponsorship but could include some of the following: visit to the Science Museum and/or the Brisbane Museums; activities organised by the Universities using the Student Ambassador and other programs; STEM installations and exhibitions, university-based investigations/activities, special activities and site visits supported by our sponsors. It is anticipated that these activities for the finalists will be provided at no charge to the students. Student consent forms


Registration to the competition remains at $22.00 per team. Each team registers once only; there are no further charges for teams going on to second or final rounds. Registration is completed above using the register button. Non QAMT member schools are charged a $10 admin fee. Schools unable to complete the on-line registration process should contact Gaynor Johnson in the QAMT office at

Peter Cooper

State Convenor QAMT y7/8 Quiz (for and on behalf of QAMT Inc.)

Play Button below for the quiz music.