RoboCup Junior Queensland

RCJ Queensland Response to COVID-19 - 06/04/2020

Further to the announcement on the RCJA Facebook page on Monday afternoon, the Queensland committee has decided to cancel all planned RCJQ 2020 events, including our competition season planned for Term 3.

We extend our sincere thanks to our host schools and committee members for their ongoing support, particularly their time already invested in planning and organisation.  We would also like to thank our sponsors MTA and The University of Queensland for their ongoing support.

The RCJQ committee hopes that teams can use this period of isolation to continue to learn and share new concepts and ideas. We will be working closely with the RCJA committees to coordinate opportunities for all RoboCup Junior Australia teams and mentors to ensure an exciting 2021 season.

Please keep monitoring our website and Facebook page for all future updates and opportunities.

Alexander Bush
RCJQ President

Welcome to RoboCup Junior Queensland (RCJQ). We are a committed and experienced group with a passion for Robotics and Education, and we believe RoboCup Junior is the best way to work with both. RoboCup Junior is open to students studying at a Primary School or Secondary School (or the equivalent e.g. home schooled). We encourage students to think creatively to develop solutions, mostly as members of a team of 2 or more, to the RoboCup Junior Challenges in OnStage Peformance, Rescue, and Soccer. Details of these challenges and their divisions can be found here.

For photos, events and updates, please follow our Facebook Page


See our calendar below for our confirmed dates and venues. There will be no RoboCup Junior Queensland Events in 2020.

Event Name


Introduction to RoboCup Junior Workshops: Onstage, Rescue and Soccer, North Lakes State College Cancelled
Sunshine Coast Regional - TBA TBA
Far North Queensland Regional (Cairns) - Bentley Park College, Bentley Park
RoboCup Junior International - Bordeaux, France Postponed until 2021
Brisbane Regional - Cannon Hill Anglican College (CHAC), Cannon Hill Cancelled
Moreton Regional - TBA TBA
Darling Downs Regional - TBA TBA
Central Queensland Regional - TBA TBA
UQ Centre, University of Queensland, St Lucia
Adelaide Showgrounds, Adelaide, South Australia

RoboCup Junior Queensland Committee 2020

President: Alexander (Sandy) Bush – Teacher (Mt Alvernia College, Kedron)
Vice President: Margaux Edwards – University Student Representative
Secretary: Alison Taylor, Leeanne Mills – Teachers (North Lakes State College)
Treasurer: Nick Barkley – Teacher (Brisbane Boys’ College)
Regional Coordinator: Margaux Edwards – University Student Representative
Northern Territory Representative: Monica Hilse

Onstage Chair: To be filled
Rescue Chair: Alison Taylor, Leeanne Mills – Teachers (North Lakes State College)
Soccer Chair: Steven Lau - University Student Representative

General Members:

Dr Marie Boden – University Representative (University of Queensland)
Dr Damien Kee – Community Representative (
Anabelle Cooper – University Student Representative
William Plummer – University Student Representative
Damien Murtagh – Teacher (Moreton Bay Boys’ College)
Dr Daniel Tuazon – Teacher (Somerville House)
Wade Van der Voort – Teacher (North Lakes State College)
Bernadette Vella – Community Representative
Erin McColl, Dave Finster – International Community Representatives