About us

ScienceNetwork Western Australia (SNWA) is an online science news and events service promoting and sharing WA’s achievements in science and technology.

SNWA is produced by Scitech, the state’s science and technology centre and supported by the WA Government’s Office of Science via the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.

Our team of freelance writers work with in-house editors based at Scitech to bring you news from all fields of science, and from the research, government and private industry sectors working throughout the state. Our writers also produce profile stories on scientists. We collaborate with leading WA institutions to bring you Perspectives from prominent WA scientists and opinion leaders.

We also share news of science-related events and information about the greater WA science community including WA’s Chief Scientist, the Premier's Science Awards, Innovator of the Year Awards and information on regional community science engagement.

Since our commencement in 2003 we have grown to share WA's stories with local, national and global audiences. Our articles are regularly republished in print and online media in the metropolitan and regional areas.

Connect with us

Do you have an idea for a story? We love to hear what’s new in science in your networks. Or maybe you have some feedback for us? Just This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or find us on Facebook and Twitter and start a conversation. 

Our charter

We will:

•Be an impartial voice for the science and research sector and a bridge to the greater public by providing science news in an easy-to-digest manner and accessible platform

•Predominantly but not exclusively focus on science news from WA

•Strive for science news diversity, and cover alternative science news stories so as to be a service to many niche interests who are not considered by mainstream science publishing

•Only be the first to break science news by virtue of discovering original content. We are not a reactive science news service and we do not cater to “science trends”

•Provide the science community and public with an opportunity to discuss the article and share their comments with the online community

•Strive to include links to the research and further information so the online community may access these of their own accord

•Maintain editorial independence

•Ensure quality, diverse and intelligible content via high quality editorial attention to reach the widest possible audience

•Adhere to the Media Alliance Code of Ethics


Expressions of interest

If you're interested in joining our pool of freelancers, read on.

What we're looking for: We’re looking for freelance journalists, writers and photographers, based in Western Australia, who have a passion for science, technology and innovation. We’re looking for new voices who can bring us fresh, insightful stories that resonate with our readers and enrich their lives with science.

Taking a closer look at us: The most important thing to do is to read SNWA and get acquainted with the subjects we cover.

Next step: Send a brief introduction to the Editor telling us who you are and why you’d make a good addition to our freelancer pool. Make sure to include links to 3 pieces of your work and a link to your most active social media presence.

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Phone: 08 9215 0734 or 08 9215 0700 (Scitech reception)

PO BOX 1155 West Perth

Western Australia 6872