The Australian Universities Rocket Competition is organised by university students and young professionals in association with the Australian Youth Aerospace Association (AYAA). The annual competition requires students to design, build and launch a high-powered solid fuel rocket to a target height of either 10,000 or 30,000 ft. In 2020 teams can also design a 2kg CubeSat payload for the first payload challenge of the competition. It will bring together Australia's students and organisations in a one of a kind Australian tertiary competition.
The Australian Youth Aerospace Association (AYAA) is a not-for-profit organisation managed by student volunteers, with the objective of promoting the aerospace industry to young Australians. AYAA hosts two other major annual events, the Australian Youth Aerospace Forum (AYAF) in Brisbane for high school students, and the Aerospace Futures conference for tertiary students and young professionals. The AURC continues the AYAA’s legacy of promoting education, awareness and involvement in the aerospace industry to young Australians.