School visit information

Education Bookings

All school groups require an education booking for entry. A small education service fee applies to all education bookings, including tertiary education groups. Education bookings guarantee access to our exhibitions, education programs and other activities.

How do I make an education booking

  1. Explore our education programs by learning area or year level to find programs that align with the interests of your students and are suitable for the size of your group.
  2. To secure your education booking, contact our bookings office on
    13 11 02. The bookings office operates from 9 am to 4:30 pm, daily.

When do bookings open?

Bookings for the new year will open on 1 December. Bookings for the year can be made at any time and are subject to availability.


Teachers and supervisors are admitted free at recommended ratios of 1:5 for primary groups, 1:10 for secondary groups, and 1:20 for tertiary groups.

Schools have the flexibility to bring a varying number of teachers or supervisors beyond the suggested ratios. However, should schools opt to bring extra teachers and supervisors, additional charges will be incurred.


Pre-booked educational groups and their supervisors are exempt from admission fees at the Immigration Museum however all education groups are required to pay an education service fee to cover the administrative expenses associated with booking and ensuring a seamless on-site experience for your students. Education service fees:

  • $25 for groups less than 10 students
  • $45 for groups of 10–50 students
  • $65 for groups of 51–100 students
  • $85 for groups of 101+ students

Shows and programs led by museum staff have an additional cost per student. You'll find the costs listed on the individual educational programs pages.


We will email the school a tax invoice for the full amount on the day of your visit. Payment must be made within two weeks after your visit.


Please arrive 15 minutes before your booked time. Schools are required to enter the Immigration Museum through the courtyard via Market Street.

We'll have staff ready to help you organise your group. Coaches and mini-buses can offload students at the designated zone on Market Street, near the museum banners. There is no bus parking onsite. 

Student lunches and bags

Please refrain from bringing school bags to school. Instead, bring large containers to store your lunches and drinks in until it's time for lunch. When the weather is nice, feel free to enjoy your lunch in the courtyard. However, we have limited covered areas, so in case of bad weather, please make sure to have an alternative plan for your lunch location.

Autism-friendly museum

Immigration Museum provides social scripts for students on the autism spectrum to help them prepare for their visit.

A colour-coded printout of a sensory friendly map of Immigration Museum (PDF, 976KB) may also be useful.

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