Currently, Australia and New Zealand do not have their own Championships for the International Geography Bee. However, qualified students are welcome to attend the IGB Asian Championships if they wish. The Asian Championships takes place in June each year (most often in Thailand, occasionally elsewhere); any qualifying score on the Australia and New Zealand Qualifying Exam from the preceding eighteen months of a particular year’s Asian Championships can qualify a student for it. The IGB Asian Championships consists exclusively of buzzer-based quiz competition using “pyramidal” style paragraph-length questions that progress from harder to easier information.
Note that any student who has qualified from Australia and New Zealand is also welcome to attend the biennial IGB World Championships. Please click here for the qualification criteria.
In the future, IGB hopes to begin holding the Australia and New Zealand Championships as well, though this is not expected until 2021 at the earliest.