Applications are now open for the AURC 2020 Committee


Congratulations to all 2019 AURC teams. The inaugural competition has concluded after 4 days of presenting, scrutineering, launching and recovering rockets. The Australian Youth Aerospace Association would like to thank the Thunda Down Under organisers for hosting the AURC at their rocket festival this year in outback Queensland. Check out the leaderboard to see how your team stacks up and stay tuned to our LinkedIn and Facebook to see competition media and future updates. We hope to see you again in the very near future...


The Australian Youth Aerospace Association (AYAA) is proud to support the inaugural Australian Universities Rocket Competition (AURC) at this year's major rocketry event Thunda Down Under 2019. Students are offered the unique challenge to design, build and launch a single-stage, high powered rocket using a commercial-off-the-shelf solid fuel propulsion motor. Teams are scored in their preliminary design, the quality & innovation of their manufactured rocket, the rocket launch trajectory and the safe & accurate recovery.

Event Details

Competition Dates

17-21 April 2019


Funny Farm, Queensland, Australia

Get Involved

As a student

If you are interested in taking on a practical challenge, the AURC offers an opportunity for you to showcase your skills to your peers and industry representatives.

Registrations are not yet open for 2020, but you can find out if there was a team at your university in 2019!

You can also make a difference by being applying for a 2020 Committee position.

As a sponsor

With your help, the AURC has the potential to become one of Australia’s best technology showcases. The competition provides an opportunity to meet Australia’s brightest young minds with a passion for Aerospace.


DST Group

Black Sky Aerospace


Southern Launch


Software Sponsors

Aerospace Systems


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