Queensland State Coordinator

The Queensland State Coordinator is Bruno van Swinderen.

If you have a question about the Queensland State Brain Bee Challenge, please contact Bruno via phone: Office: 07 3346 6332, Mobile: 0420365450 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Australia Brain Bee Challenge (ABBC) was started in Queensland in 2006 by Professor Linda Richards at the Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland. In 2006, 240 students participated in the ABBC and each year the number of students has increased. In 2014, there were more than 1500 Queensland students that completed Round 1 and they came from all regions of the state.

2017 State Champions


  1. Jade Upton, Brisbane State High School
  2. Noemie Da Costa, Somerville House
  3. Ben Kennedy, St. Peters Lutheran College


  1. Somerville House - Freya Allen, Maddison Costello, Noemie Da Costa, and Jennifer Kim
  2. Brisbane State High School
  3. St Monica’s College Cairns

Queensland Brain Bee Challenge on ABC's 7.30 Report:

Click here to see previous Queensland state champions