The Australian Computational and Linguistics Olympiad

OzCLO is a contest for high school students. It challenges them to develop their own strategies for solving problems in fascinating real languages. The program is designed for high school students from year 9 to year 12. Any secondary school student who enjoys the sample problems is a potential contestant. Click here to learn more …

OzCLO 2016 Competition Dates

First Round: Thursday, 3rd March, 2016.

All participating teams will compete at the same time, which means competition times differ according to time zones. The table below provides the local times of both the preparation period (1 hour) and the competition period (2 hours).

State Date Venue Preparation period Competition period
ACT Thursday March 3rd, 2016 In-school 1:30 – 2:30pm 2:30 – 4:30pm
NSW 1:30 – 2:30pm 2:30 – 4:30pm
NT 12:00 – 1:00pm 1:00 – 3:00pm
QLD 12:30 – 1:30pm 1:30 – 3:30pm
SA 1:00 – 2:00pm 2:00 – 4:00pm
VIC 1:30 – 2:30pm 2:30 – 4:30pm
WA 10:30 – 11:30am 11:30am – 1:30pm


National Round: Wednesday, 23rd March, 2016.

Registration to the 2016 competition is now open. There will be no limit to the number of online teams a school can register, and names can be finalized on the day. Once you register you will have access to a range of resources to help you in the competition.

OzCLO 2015 Competition Results

The results from the 2015 Competition are now available here