Founded in 1917 and granted a Royal Charter in 1932, the RACI ( Royal Australian Chemical Institute ) is the professional body for the chemical sciences in Australia. It acts both as the qualifying body in Australia for professional chemists, and as a learned society promoting the science and practice of chemistry.

    The RACI has 5,000 members with an extensive nationwide network. It has a presence in every State and Territory and members working across all Australian industrial sectors, in food and agriculture, climate and environment, energy and resources, health and biotechnology, education and the public service. It represents and caters for the professional needs of the full range of chemists and those with an interest in chemistry, providing targeted activities and services that encompass the profession of Chemistry in Australia. More...



    International Chemistry Quiz (ICQ) formerly the ANCQ

    This year, our premium activity for students, the ANCQ is being re-launched and renamed as the International Chemistry Quiz (ICQ).

    It will be held in Australia on Thursday 29 July.

    Purchase Past Papers and start practising for ICQ 2021 here

    The Quiz is held in over 20 countries around the world. There are four age levels at which students can compete - Years 7-8, Years 9-10, Year 11 and Year 12. Each paper takes 1 hour and consists of 30 multiple choice questions that are designed to test the students' understanding of basic chemical concepts and their ability to reason scientifically. 

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    Schools and individuals can also purchase a range of Past Papers, as well as other educational materials, from our Shop. 

    Chemical Resource Centre


    The RACI has produced a free resource database for teachers to use as a teaching aid.

    It has been divided into 4 topics, and includes latest news, research articles and demonstrations that both students and teachers alike will find valuable for their chemistry knowledge and understanding.

    Topic 1: Chemical Fundamentals: Structure, Properties and Reactions

    Topic 2: Molecular Interactions and Reactions

    Topic 3: Equilibrium, Acids and Redox Reactions

    Topic 4: Structure, Synthesis and Design

    Chemistry in Australia


    Chemistry in Australia magazine provides the latest information for and about science professionals. 

    Access features, news and views from our latest issue and our Chemistry archives.

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