Planning your visit
We look forward to welcoming your group to the Memorial. First make sure you have booked your visit; bookings are essential for all visiting school groups.
To safely manage school visits during COVID-19, we have made necessary changes to school bookings, including removing teacher-guided time in the galleries and closing the Discovery Zone. Find out more.
Memorial development project
The Memorial is undergoing major development changes which may affect capacity for Education bookings and school visitors. To manage this impact the length of school visits may be limited onsite. Availability will be visible when booking online. As part of these changes, the Discovery Zone has permanently closed for future redevelopment. If you require assistance with planning your visit please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Before you arrive
- You need to advise us of any cancellations or changes to student numbers at least five working days prior to visiting.
- Please ensure a ratio of at least one accompanying adult to 15 students. Accompanying adults are free of charge.
- As the Memorial’s development project continues, there may be changes onsite. Please ensure you have read any correspondence sent from the school bookings team in order to prepare for your visit.
Please review these important documents:
Public liability certificate
COVID-19 Safe Plan for School Visits
When you arrive
- For the safety of all visitors, entry may not be granted for unwell students or teachers.
- Remind students about appropriate behaviour at the Memorial. Teachers continue to have duty of care and responsibility for their group.
- Ensure you bring your completed PACER (Parliament and Civics Education Rebate) paperwork to be stamped.
- Parking: Buses and coaches must park in dedicated areas, the Schools’ entrance is for drop off/ pick-up only. Please be aware changes onsite may impact drop off/pick up areas and coach parking at the Memorial. Tour operators and schools will receive further information regarding parking arrangements where possible.
While you're here
- Students must leave their bags on the bus. For the safety of the Memorial’s collection, teachers will be asked to wear backpacks on their front or carry them on their side.
- Food and drink is not permitted in the galleries, but bottled water and medication may be brought in.
- No pens are allowed in the galleries. Please only use pencils if necessary.
- Please note that photographs may be taken by Memorial photographers during your visit and uploaded to Flickr.
- Teacher-guided time in the Memorial’s galleries is currently suspended. However, students are welcome to explore the Sculpture Garden in small groups with their teachers following their facilitated program. Download our special map for students and families here.
- Lunches: Schools are welcome to eat at the outdoor picnic areas in the Memorial's grounds, or on the base of Mt Ainslie. The Memorial’s hospitality partner, Trippas White Group, can also arrange lunches for your group (pick up only).
Sculpture garden map
Attendance at the Memorial’s Last Post Ceremony must be booked in advance. In order to safely accommodate families and veterans during COVID-19, school attendance at the Memorial’s Last Post Ceremony has been reduced. For school bookings that include the Last Post Ceremony, attendance is currently limited to two participants only, who will lay a wreath on behalf of their school. More information will be provided to participants on arrival.
Don't forget that School Wreath Laying Ceremonies continue to be available and are the commemorative activity designed specifically for visiting school groups.
Still have questions?
Education staff can be reached at email@example.com. For urgent enquiries please call (02) 6243 4268 during business hours on weekdays.