Education programs

ExxonMobil knows only too well the importance of inspiring future generations to think about maths and science as a career pathway.


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Education programs

Programs overview


Scienceworks (Museum Victoria) is the most visited interactive science centre in Australia (500,000 people each year). Since 1987, ExxonMobil has supported a range of Museum Victoria cultural and education projects. The most recent initiative helped Scienceworks to develop a facility tailored for schools and family activities, including science experiments and demonstrations.

University awards

ExxonMobil supports a range of student engineering excellence awards at Australian universities in Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia.


Schools and kindergartens close to our main facilities and operations (Longford Plant, Long Island Point Plant, Barry Beach Marine Terminal, Altona Refinery, Yarraville Terminal and Birkenhead Terminal) are supported to undertake maths and science projects.

WA Science Awards

The WA Science Awards honour the outstanding achievements of the science and innovation community. The annual event acknowledges scientists, science communicators and science teachers. ExxonMobil supports the 'Student Scientist of the Year' award which is given to a graduate student who has demonstrated a commitment to science at an early stage in their career and who shows great promise in reaching the highest levels of excellence.

Bright Future Grants

ExxonMobil Australia, through our subsidiaries, Mobil and Esso, is hoping to inspire a new generation of engineers and scientists through our Bright Future Grants.

Scientists and engineers are critical for addressing the challenges of 21st century life. That is why we invest in education programs that focus on inspiring kids to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

From medicine to energy development to computing and engineering, we are supporting the development of a passionate and highly skilled workforce that will help solve problems and create new opportunities into the future. In 2017, 54 schools close to our Altona Refinery, Yarraville Terminal, Birkenhead Terminal, Longford Plants, Long Island Point and Barry Beach Marine Terminal received funding towards maths or science projects.

Kindergartens, primary and secondary schools are using the money for a broad range of maths and science resources and projects, from purchasing new technology such as iPads, smartboard software and robotics kits, to funding outdoor programs to teach students about sustainability, such as a seagrass study at Jawbone Marine Sanctuary and a local tree planting project.

ExxonMobil has a long history of supporting local schools and kindergartens. Since the Bright Future Grants program began in 2009, we have provided over $660,000 to local schools and kindergartens to support maths and science education.

Recognising the importance of education

At ExxonMobil Australia, we know only too well the importance of inspiring future generations to think about maths and science as a career pathway. That’s why our community contributions program has a strong focus on education.

Watch the video and learn more about our local commitment to education.