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If you’re an avid follower of our social media channels, which by the very fact that you’re reading this we could assume you are, you would be familiar with our ‘CSIRO’s Greatest Hits’ t shirt. Featuring a cool interpretation of the CSIRO logo on the front and a list of our “Aussie Inventions for the World” on the back, we created a limited run of these bad boys for a recent staff campaign.

After casually dropping a picture of the tee on the socials during Triple J’s recent #AusMusicTshirtDay we inadvertently broke the internet (for a government science and research agency, at least!). We were inundated with hundreds of requests from every day punters, fans and followers wanting their own slice of CSIRO history to be emblazoned on their person.

What a response it was! So many of you ready to wear our name with pride. And pay attention to your requests, we did. But first, we have some bad news: they’re not going to be made available to buy, publicly, in their current iteration. We will keep you posted on that, but for now, these shirts will be staying strictly limited-edition.

So what’s the good news? Well, we do still have 50 of the shirts left, and we want to spread the love with you – via the wonders of a blog subscriber competition. You see, we recently moved our excellent news blog over to a new home, and are more keen than ever to share our jaw-dropping science, collaboration and innovation stories with you.

If you hop on over and sign up to our blog before midnight on Tuesday December 15, you will go into the draw to win your own t-shirt. And fear not if you’ve already subscribed to the blog – if you get a friend to subscribe and they mention your name or email address when they do, you will both be in the draw!

A picture of Snapshot.

A picture of Snapshot.

A snapshot of the scintillating science stories you’re set to receive if you subscribe.

So come on over and subscribe – you could win a t-shirt, and at the very least you’ll be getting our latest and greatest news, hot off the press.

  • How do I enter? By simply signing up to our blog. If you’re already a subscriber, just get a friend, family member or colleague to subscribe and ask them to mention your name or email address in the referral field. That way you will both be in the draw!
    • The competition closes at midnight Tuesday December 15 2015. Any subscriptions beyond this point will not be considered.
    • Winners will be notified and announced on Wednesday December 16 via our Twitter and Facebook.
  • How many times can I enter? Only the once, unless you want to be shirt-fronted.
  • How will I know if I won? 50 winners will be chosen by us at random from subscriptions made between Saturday 5 December and Tuesday 15 December. Both the new subscribers and any referrals they list are eligible. Winners will be notified via email, and will be asked to nominate a shirt size (Mens S, M, L or XL or Womens S, M, L or XL) and a mailing address inside Australia.
    • We have an assortment of shirt sizes but they will be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis. Please send us a first and second preference for your size.
  • And what do I win again?  A limited edition CSIRO ‘Greatest Hits’ shirt, as shown recently during #AusMusicTshirtDay. These shirts won’t be made available publically (in their current format, at least) so this is a rare chance to own a piece of Australian science fashion history.

So go on, get subscribing! 



  1. Did all the t-shirts get given away. I REALLY, REALLY want one!

    1. Yes Ali, all gone!

      Social media team

  2. Amazing! Hope I will win!!!

  3. Happy to pay for CSIRO ‘Greatest Hits’ t-shirt. Where can I get one?

    1. They are not for sale as yet Karl, but if you can convince, cajole and charm your friends to subscribe to our blog and they refer you… well that’s just more chances to win. Don’t worry we will let you know as soon as the shirts are made available for purchase as well.

      1. Are these T shirts publicly available yet I really really want 1 2.

        1. Hi Chris,

          The both of our t-shirts are now available for purchase at our online store: http://csiromerchandise.com/csiro-tees/.


          CSIRO Social Media

  4. Love it! Wear with pride!

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