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2019 Puzzle Hunt Announcement

After a three year hiatus, we are pleased to announce the return of the annual MUMS Puzzle Hunt! The Hunt will begin at 12pm August 7th and end at 12pm August 16th.

For those who are new to puzzle hunts, the MUMS Puzzle Hunt has been an (almost) annual fixture since 2004. Teams of up to 10 members compete by solving tricky puzzles designed to challenge lateral and creative thinking. This is a global event, with teams taking part from all over the world. A full description of what the MUMS Puzzle Hunt is about can be found on the website, along with a full list of rules: Please note that this website is different from the site used in previous hunts.

Why sign up?:

  • Entry is completely free, and open to anyone, regardless of puzzle-solving experience.
  • Puzzles are amazing fun. Most of them don't even involve maths!
  • The Hunt is held entirely online, so all you need to participate is an electronic device
  • There are $600 worth of prizes!
Have we convinced you yet? If so, register here. With two weeks to go, be sure to sign up soon and take part in what is undoubtably one of the biggest highlights in the MUMS calendar.

Really want to take part, but don't have a team yet? No worries, just fill out this form and we'll find a team for you. This option is only available for University of Melbourne students. Otherwise, feel free to register a solo team!

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MUMS Puzzle Hunt Team 2019

MUMS Puzzle Hunt 2019 Poster


Contact Us

You can contact MUMS in a variety of ways...

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Facebook: MUMS - Melbourne Uni Maths and Stats Society

Post: MUMS, School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Melbourne, Parkville Vic 3010

Visit: Room G24, Peter Hall Building, University of Melbourne, 3010


What is MUMS?

The Melbourne University Mathematics and Statistics Society, also known as MUMS, was formed to represent maths and stats students at Melbourne University. We welcome anyone else with an interest in maths or stats. We organise a variety of activities, including seminars, trivia competitions, barbecues and of course the annual Puzzle Hunt and Maths Olympics. We also put out our magazine Paradox at regular intervals.

If you wish to be notified of our events by email, please subscribe to our mailing list.

MUMS has a room in the Peter Hall Building (the home of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics). It is located on the ground floor, opposite the main reception. This room is mainly used socially, and all are welcome to stop by. The MUMS noticeboard is directly outside the room, and lists our upcoming events and seminars.

MUMS is affiliated to the University of Melbourne Student Union. Support from UMSU and from the Department is gratefully acknowledged.

To contact or enquire about MUMS, you are welcome to email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .