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2020 Exam dates for AMEB (NSW)

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UPDATE: Exam dates for this year have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. All exam dates below are correct at the time of publication and subject to the latest government advice.

All face-to-face exam sessions due to open on Monday 25 May will now open on 29 June 2020.

Please click on the heading below to reveal the dates


Video - Grades (Preliminary, 1 to 8)


Face to Face - Metro Grades (Preliminary, 1 to 8 and Certificate)


Face to Face - Metro Diplomas (including AMusA and LMusA)


Face to Face - Regional Grades (Preliminary, 1 to 8 and Certificate)




Written - Face to Face and Online


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Things to Note


Changes to exam sessions in 2020 due to COVID-19

Some examination sessions have been changed due to the COVID-19 situation in 2020 - please check above dates regularly for changes. Video Repertoire Exams are also now available.

Check if there are dates a student cannot sit an exam

Before you enrol a student in an exam check whether there are any dates the student cannot sit their exam and note these down. Use our Important dates checklist to help avoid any issues or penalty fees after enrolment.

AMEB exams may be scheduled during school holidays and long weekends

AMEB exams may be scheduled during school holidays and on long weekends that fall within the exam period. Check if a student will be away during these times and note any dates they cannot do their exams when completing their enrolment.

Saturday exams are not guaranteed

You may request a Saturday but this is not guaranteed and your exam may be scheduled on a weekday. Please note any weekday dates to avoid as well.

AMEB does not hold exams on Sundays

AMEB (NSW) holds exams on weekdays and Saturdays, but not on Sundays.

Use our Pre-enrolment checklist BEFORE you enrol

Use our pre-enrolment checklist to ensure you have all the information you need to enrol a student in an exam.

Submit your exam enrolments online in AMEB Connect

When you are ready to enrol a student in an AMEB (NSW) exam, login to AMEB Connect.

If you haven't enrolled a student before, or just want a refresher, follow are step by step guide to enrolling a student in an exam

Avoid a late fee of $60 per candidate per exam

A late fee of $60 per candidate, per exam will be charged for enrolments received after the closing date.

Postcode periods are based on the enrolling person's residential address

Closing dates and exam dates based on postcode periods use the postcode of the enrolling person's residential address.

You cannot transfer a student's exam from one year to the next

It is not possible under any circumstances to transfer a students exam from one year to the next.

Online exams offer flexibility for students

AMEB online written exams give students the flexibility to complete examinations anywhere and at a time that suits them best. Students can also undertake online tutorials and practice exams prior to commencing their timed online exam.

Exams in Wollongong

Exams in Wollongong are only available for enrollers who live south of Waterfall.

Don't forget to bring your own stool

For double bass examinations, candidates are requested to bring their own stool.

Don't forget to bring your own CD player

"For Leisure" students should remember to bring their own CD player to their exam.

Changes for paper-based written exams from 2020

There will no longer be an August written session. In its place, exams will be made available on an 'on application' basis for all grades of Theory of Music exams. See this news item for more information.


Please email required musical instruments one week before the exam date.


Backing tracks for free choice pieces must be on a USB. No other form will be accepted.


Advancing Step 3 and 4 candidates must advise the AMEB (NSW) office of their ensemble requirements at enrolment.