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Exam Dates 2023

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2023 Exam dates for AMEB (NSW)

2023 calendar

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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)






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Things to Note


Face-to-face exam sessions in 2023

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, should the AMEB (NSW) find it necessary to cancel face-to-face exams at short notice, the enrolling person will be contacted directly and advised of alternative options for their candidates.

External venues

External venues include teacher private studios, schools, regional conservatoriums and other community venues organised by enrollers. For more information and to apply, read the External Venues policy.

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 for all face-to-face exams, Video Exam - Second Session exams and Rockschool Video Exam - Second Session exams only. Late enrolments will not be accepted for other sessions.

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.

Re-sit a practical or written exam

Students can re-sit a practical or written exam. The exam must be undertaken in the next or subsequent exam session. Students cannot re-sit for a practical or face-to-face written exam in the same exam session.

Online written exams can be taken again at any time.

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.

Using recorded accompaniments?

"For Leisure" students should remember to bring their own music and music player to their exam. No internet access is available to candidates at the venues.


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.