The Gallery is welcoming back school groups in 2021 for self-guided visits. Please submit a booking form and one of our team will contact you.
1. Make an online booking request.
2. Receive a booking confirmation email.
3. Pay for your excursion if there are charges.
4. Prepare for your visit
Make a payment
Westpac Banking Corp, BSB 032001, Account no 101096
Quote your invoice number
Mastercard, Visa or American Express
Tel 02 9225 1740
Make cheques payable to ‘Art Gallery of New South Wales’ and send to:
Learning & Participation Office
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery Road, Sydney NSW 2000
Charges and cancellations
Changes and cancellations
Must be made in writing by emailing email@example.com
Including adjustments to student numbers, dates and times
One change up to four weeks before the scheduled booking – no cost
Each additional change – $30 administration fee
Changes/cancellations within five working days of scheduled booking – original booking charged in full
Prepare for your visit
Before your visit
We’ve compiled answers to some of the most commonly asked questions.
What should teachers bring?
Your email confirmation from the Gallery with all your excursion details plus pencils for all students.
What should students bring?
Only a small bag with perhaps their lunch
Where can we eat?
There are limited food outlets in the area and we recommend that your students bring their lunch and eat across the road in the Domain. There are no designated areas if the weather is wet. No food or drink is allowed in the general areas of the Gallery.
How do we get to the Gallery?
See Getting here. Drop-off and pick-up zones for private buses are located in front of the Gallery. There is no street parking for buses nearby.
What student:teacher ratios does the Gallery advise?
Years K-6, pre-schools, home schoolers – Serviced 8:1 / Self-guided 10:1
Years 7-12 – Serviced and self-guided 15:1
Tertiary – Serviced 20:1 / Self-guided 60:1
How can teachers prepare students?
Teachers will be responsible for their groups at all times during their Gallery visit so ensure your students have been briefed on appropriate behaviour, including respecting artworks and using only pencils within the Gallery.
What else can teachers do to prepare?
Check out the Gallery’s free online learning resources.
Take a look at the Gallery’s floorplan. Toilets are located on the upper level, lower level 1 (two sets) and lower level 3. From the ground-floor entrance, the closest toilets can be accessed via the stairs behind the information desk – down or up one level.
Consult the information we provide on risk assessment
On the day
Check you’ve brought your confirmation email plus pencils for all students.
Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled time.
If you’re running late, call 02 9225 1740.
On arrival, look for the 'teacher check-in’ at the Gallery’s main entrance, where one of our Gallery hosts will confirm your visit and schedule and provide information such as how to cloak your bags.
The OHS Act and Regulation require principals and teachers organising excursions to use risk management to ensure the health and safety of students, staff and excursion volunteers. Risk management supports better decision making by contributing to a greater insight into the potential risks and their impacts.
To assist teachers in preparing their own risk assessments, the Gallery has prepared venue and safety information documents for school excursions to the Art Gallery of NSW and to the Brett Whiteley Studio, which answer all questions required by the Department of Education and Training.
All paid and unpaid staff working with children at the Gallery are cleared through the Working with Children Check (Prohibited Employment Declaration and Working with Children Check Employment Screening Consent), as outlined by the NSW Commission for Children and Young People.
In accordance with these responsibilities, the Gallery has developed a child protection policy and procedures to provide for the safety, welfare and wellbeing of young people while visiting the Gallery.