Welcome to Tournament of Minds - Victoria

An Australian educational program challenging the world to develop problem solving skills

2024 Tournament of Minds Program

Victoria Announcement

For the 2024 Regional Language Literature Challenge teams will need to become familiar with three of the following texts. Specific details of the Challenge will be provided in the Challenge Pack when it is released.

  • Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
  • Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr
  • The Lorax by Dr Seuss
  • Wonder by R J Palacio
  • Storm Boy by Colin Thiele
  • Uno's Garden by Graeme Base
  • Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
  • Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
  • Blueback by Tim Winton
  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

2024 Dates

School Registrations Close - Friday 28th June, 2024

Challenges Released - Saturday 6th July, 2024

Team Nominations - Friday 9th August, 2024

Regional Tournaments 2024
Metro Central (Deakin University, Burwood): 17th and 18th August, 2024
Central Vic (La Trobe University, Bendigo): 17th August, 2024
Metro Northern (La Trobe University, Bundoora): 24th and 25th August, 2024
Geelong (Deakin University, Waurn Ponds): 25th August, 2024
Gippsland (Federation University, Gippsland): 24th August, 2024

Victorian Branch Final
Sunday 8th September, 2024 - La Trobe Uni, Bundoora

TOM International Final
Saturday 2 November, 2024 - Sydney, NSW

Tournament of Minds Workshops

We are excited that TOM will be running face to face workshops as well as few online workshops. Registration and workshop details can be found on the 'Workshop' tab above.

*Further workshops will be announced once dates and venues are confirmed.

If you are new to TOM , it is strongly recommended that you attend one of our workshops.

WorkshopVenueDate and Time
What is TOM? *free workshopOnline14th March, 5-6pm
Implementing TOM: An Intro to TOMCamberwell Grammar School30th April, 5-6:30pm
Implementing TOM: An Intro to TOMOnline6th May, 4:30- 6pm
Simply SpontaneousOnline20th May, 4:30-6pm
Implementing TOM: An Intro to TOMBimbadeen Heights PS23rd May, 5-6:30pm
Implementing TOM: An Intro to TOMOnline3rd June, 4:30-6pm
Unpacking the ChallengesOnlineTBC

School Incursions

We can assist you and your team with the adventure that is TOM. We are happy to chat with you to see how TOM can meet the needs of your team to prepare fully for TOM. There are a limited number of days and times available. Please contact the TOM Vic office via our email [email protected].

More Information

The Victorian Office is always there to assist and support you to implement the TOM program at your school.

We endeavour to respond to you within 24 hours. The best method of contact is by email, as our office is not always attended during business hours.

Email: [email protected]

Facebook Group: TOM Facilitators (for registered school facilitators only)

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