Science Teachers Association of the Northern Territory


President: Gail Barwick 

About Us

The Science Teachers Association of the Northern Territory (STANT), the voice locally and nationally regarding science related issues. It is a collaborative non-profit organisation made up entirely of volunteer educators from NT schools, tertiary establishments and government education departments. The Australian Science Teacher Association (ASTA) is the federation to whom all state and territory science teachers’ associations belong. You can visit to view the federation’s website and member related teacher and lab technician resources and opportunities.

STANT values the expertise of Northern Territory teachers, their capability to broaden and share knowledge, and the further development of our instituted in excellence teaching community. Our vision is to be valued as the gateway to high-quality and respected professional learning, support, advice and networking opportunities across the Northern Territory. We also strive to shape the local agenda in science education by being the first port of call for local consultation on science education matters.

Through continued grant revenue sourcing, STANT sponsors members to attend local, national and international professional development opportunities. STANT also organises access to social and educational events such as our local Territory Young Scientist competition which leads to entry into the National BHP Science competition, STEMX Regional, CONASTA, and Bush Blitz to encourage networking among science educators and to enhance the quality of science education in the NT.


STANT membership is paid in January by all individual ($90), institutional ($100-$150), and concessional ($30 - $50) members prior to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in February. Executive meetings are held monthly, except in January and July. ASTA capitation are due and the Teaching Science Journals are mailed out to members quarterly, for which STANT membership fees are based upon. STANT membership applications must be received and accompany full payment by the middle of Feb, May, Aug, or Nov. An adjusted tax invoice can be generated by the treasurer for applications received later in the year that discount $20 per quarter on full individual membership fees only.

STANT is working to create an online platform in 2020 for a more efficient application process. Until then, membership requests can be sent to The completed form accompanied by proof of funds transfer should be returned to the Treasurer.


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Lvl 11, Mitchell Centre. 55-59 Mitchell Street
Darwin NT 0801

Phone: 08 8944 9324

ABN: 463 302 816 41