About Us

There’s a lot to say about ATAR Notes, but we’ll try to be quick.

ATAR Notes was started by a graduating high-school student in 2007, under the painstakingly obvious name of “freestudynotes.com”. In the years since, it evolved into the biggest high school student online community in Australia.

Despite the change of name, ATAR Notes aims to continue the legacy of offering completely free help to students who ask for it. We offer things like user-generated free essay marking, free but detailed maths help, a plethora of high-quality downloadable notes and even free subject lectures. With all of the immensely valuable free education and study resources offered, we hope that no one anywhere is barred from achieving their dream ATAR and preferred university course.

Where we cannot offer a product or service for free, our model is to offer them at the most affordable price possible with the aim of reducing the cost barriers for students to access top quality educational products and services. So far we have produced a range of Study Guides and Australia’s most innovative and affordable Tutoring program, in the form of TuteSmart. We hope to expand our offerings into new areas and offer a national solution to the high-priced lectures, study guides, and tutoring that students often have no other choice but to consider.

But if there’s one thing you should know about ATAR Notes, it’s that none of this would be possible without the enormous community made up of conscientious and driven young people, their parents, and their teachers. It’s this community that generates all of the free content on the website and allows us to help people with such depth and breadth. Whether you’re a Year 8 student hoping to get into a selective school, a teacher trying to do the best for your students, a parent trying to help your child, or a Year 12 just trying to make it through their final high-school hurdle… ATAR Notes has something for you.

So if you’re reading this, then thanks so much for your support. ATAR Notes wouldn’t be ATAR Notes without you. We’ve done a lot in the past eight years, and with your help, we’re going to achieve a lot more in the future.


“Pass on what you have learned.” – Yoda