Event Details

Martin Place

Saturday 22 April 2017
12PM - 2:30PM AEST


Merchandise Donate

Notice: Allow extra travel time as special event clearways will be in effect on some roads in the CBD. Buses and ferries may be affected.

The rally will begin at midday with talks at Martin Place (Phillip St)

Auslan interpreters are available. Please contact us ([email protected]) if you would like to reserve a place at the front for clear viewing.

At about 1pm, the march will take Phillip St north, turn right (east) onto Hunter St, right (south) onto Macquarie St, and end at Hyde Park North. This route passes the Library of NSW and NSW Parliament House.

Participants are welcome to take a shorter route by moving through Martin Place to Macquarie St.

At the end of the march, we encourage everyone to mingle at Hyde Park, meet your fellow science supporters and connect with individuals and organisations.

Public toilets are available inside Martin Place Station and St James Station, and above ground near the Macquarie St entrance to Hyde Park. Both stations have lifts.

Additional accessibility information from March for Science Sydney is available here.


Julie McCrossin

Julie McCrossin (MC)

Broadcaster, freelance journalist and facilitator.

Dr Angela Maharaj

Dr Angela Maharaj

Lecturer at the University of New South Wales
Climate Change Research Centre.

Dr John Hewson

Dr John Hewson AM

Economist, investment banker and
former Liberal Party Leader.

Professor Simon Chapman

Prof. Simon Chapman AO

Emeritus Professor of Public Health, prominent anti-tobacco campaigner, University of Sydney.

Dr Jonica Newby

Dr Jonica Newby

Science writer, broadcaster and former veterinarian.

Eva Cox

Eva Cox AO

Writer, sociologist, prominent feminist, commentator.

Luke Briscoe

Luke Briscoe

Founder and director of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander science, technology and digital innovation organisation INDIGI LAB.

Not in Sydney? We're organising science marches all across Australia!

See the March For Science Australia page for more details!

If there aren't any marches near you or you can't make it come join the Virtual March for Science.

Get in touch with us

Please direct all Sydney media enquires to:
[email protected]

For national media enquires, please direct them to:
[email protected]


The March for Science celebrates the public discovery, distribution, and understanding of scientific knowledge as crucial to the freedom, success, health, and safety of life on this planet.

We are a nonpartisan group, marching to demand action in the following areas:
Literacy, Communication, Policy, and Investment.

Universal Literacy

A well-informed community is essential to a free and successful society. We support education to promote broad public knowledge and discussion of scientific work. As professionals, parents, and community-engaged volunteers, we enthusiastically contribute our time and expertise to helping children and students of all ages engage with the physical universe and biological world.

Open Communication

Publicly-funded scientists have a responsibility to communicate their research and public outreach and accessibility of scientific knowledge should be encouraged. Communication of scientific findings and their implications must not be suppressed.

Informed Policy

Public policy should be guided by peer-reviewed evidence and scientific consensus. Public policy must enable scientists to communicate their publicly-funded research results, and must support literacy in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Stable Investment

A long-term, strategic approach to investment in scientific research and development is essential for driving true innovation. Government commitment to stable science funding policy will deliver solutions to complex challenges, promoting prosperity for all.

Our acknowledgment

Science belongs to everyone. It should be pursued for the benefit of all people and for the health of the environment we depend upon.

At March for Science Australia we acknowledge the traditional custodians of the Australian continent, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and pay our respects to ancestors and Elders both past and present.

We recognise that science and scientific pursuits have been used in the past to disenfranchise many minority groups. We are committed to the promotion of science, now and in the future, as an endeavour which all persons have the right to pursue and enjoy the fruits of, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, religion or lack thereof, political affiliation, or socioeconomic status.

Diversity has strengthened and enriched scientific inquiry, and the inclusion of all peoples and the promotion of equal opportunity and training within science should be a goal pursued by scientists and non-scientists alike.