This year is an exciting year for the Pearcey Foundation:

  • The 100th anniversary (centenary) of Dr Trevor Pearcey's birth
  • The 70th anniversary of the creation of CSIRAC: Australia's first computer and the world's fourth.

Pearcey Medal and CSIRAC 70th Anniversary 14th November in Melbourne

Following on from our centenary celebration of the life of Dr Pearcey, we are about to hold the 2019 national awards event on 14th November :

  • National Pearcey Awards - the presentation of the Pearcey Medal, Pearcey Hall of Fame and Pearcey Entrepreneur of the Year
  • 70th Anniversary CSIRAC - to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the commissioning of CSIRAC at the Radiophysics Division of CSIRO.

CSIRO logo

Both events are in Melbourne. The 70th Anniversary event is an afternoon event and free but registration is essential. The evening Medal and national award event is a dinner event requiring registration as well. We hope you can support us by buying a table.

FULL DETAILS can be found here

We are delighted to have CSIRO sponsor these events as they have done for the last 20 years.

Recent Events

The Pearcey Foundation is proud to have held the following recent events.

Recent News

Rod Tucker Lab

24 Oct 2019

Prof Rod Tucker Honoured

On Thursday 24th October 2019, the new Tucker Laboratory was opened at the Department of Electrical Engineering at Melbourne University. The Lab was named after recently retired, Rod Tucker, Laureate Emeritus Professor at the University of Melbourne. »» Read more...

Tim Neale

15 Oct 2019

2019 Qld Award

The 2019 Pearcey Queensland Entrepreneur Award was presented to Tim Neale, co-founder and managing director of agtech company DataFarming. The award event was held in Brisbane on 15 October 2015 in collaboration with CICTA (Council of ICT Associations in Queensland). »» Read more...

Matthew Wilson

10 Oct 2019

2019 ACT Award

Canberra, Australia - 10 October 2019 - The Pearcey Foundation today announced Matthew Wilson, CEO of Penton as this year's recipient of the 2019 ACT Chief Minister's Pearcey Entrepreneur Award. The award was presented by Senator (retd) Kate Lundy representing the ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr at the Pearcey Round Table 2019. »» Read more...

Roger Taylor

27 Aug 2019

2019 Pearcey Oration

In 2019, the Pearcey Oration was given by Roger Taylor, Chair of the UK Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation. It was presented in conjunction with the Victorian State Entrepreneur Award at a sit-down dinner on the evening of Tuesday 27th August, 2019 at the Woodward Centre, Melbourne Law School. »» Read more...

Craig McDonald

27 Aug 2019

2019 Vic Award

The 2019 Victorian Pearcey Entrepreneur Award was presented to Craig McDonald, founder and CEO of MailGuard and BlackEvents. The award, in its 20th year, was presented by the international thought-leader Roger Taylor, Chair of the UK Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation, who also gave this year's Pearcey Oration at the dinner. »» Read more...

CSIRAC Melb Museum

22 Jun 2019

ABC Science Show - CSIRAC the first computer to play music

On Saturday 22 June 2019, the ABC Science Show had a special feature Recreating the first digital computer music. Presented by Carl Smith in the second half of the podcast (31 minute mark). »» Read more...

Rob Nathan

14 Jun 2019

2019 WA Award

The 2019 WA Pearcey Entrepreneur Award was presented to Rob Nathan, at the 28th WAITTA Incite Awards held on in Perth on Friday 14th June 2019. The award was presented by Greg Italiano, the Government Chief Information Officer, at the gala presentation dinner at the Crown Perth. »» Read more...


05 Mar 2019

2019 Dr Trevor Pearcey Centenary Celebration

The Pearcey Foundation was proud to run a special Centenary Celebration on Tuesday 5 March 2019 at University of Sydney. The event commemorated Dr Trevor Pearcey and his work. Over 200 scientific, academic and industry leaders joined the Celebration from 3pm-7pm at the Sydney Nanoscience Hub, located within The University of Sydney Nano Institute. »» Read more...


Medal 100

Pearcey Medals for Lifetime Achievement

The Pearcey Medal is a prestigious annual individual award that recognizes a distinguished lifetime achievement and contribution to the development and growth of the ICT industry in Australia. »» Read more...

Statue 100

Pearcey Entrepreneur Awards

The Pearcey National Entrepreneur Award is a special recognition annual award. This award gives prominence to one of the State Pearcey winners for inspiring leadership, scale, impact, innovation and acclaim on the world stage. »» Read more...

Library 100

Pearcey Hall of Fame

The Pearcey Hall of Fame recognises individuals who have made very significant lifetime contributions into one or more of Australia's ICT research, industry, or professional development. It is a yearly award which includes the Pearcey Medalist and up to two other individuals. »» Read more...


State Nominations

The Pearcey Foundation welcomes nominations all year round for any of its awards. We encourage the nominations of anyone who has made a significant contribution to the ICT industry. Simply contact us with the details. »» Read more...


A3.0 logo

Australia 3.0

Australia 3.0 leverages the collective wisdom of a grouping of some of Australia's leading Technology and Innovation thinkers and most experienced professionals to develop insight into the pivotal issues that will impact Australia's ability to succeed in the global digital economy. »» Read more...

Museum 100

Pearcey Institute

The Pearcey Institute was launched during the '60th Anniversary of Computing in Victoria' celebration in 2016 and was registered in 2018 as a 'Company limited by Guarantee' and designated the Pearcey Institute Limited (PIL). »» Read more...