Fees school lesson program

Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust 2015


Classes for pre-school children aged 3-5 (not Dandy Lions)
1½ hour lesson
Maximum 25 students per lesson
$275 per lesson up to 25 students
$11 per student
All classes for Year K to Year 6
1½ hour lesson
Maximum 30 Students per lesson
$275 per lesson up to 25 students
$11 per extra student
Classes for Year 7 to 12
2 hour lesson
Maximum 30 Students per lesson 
$325 per lesson up to 25 students
$13 per extra student
All classes  for TAFE and University
2 hour lesson
Maximum 30 students per lesson
$275 per lesson up to 25 students
$11 per extra student
Herbarium, Plant Pathology, PlantBank tours and/or scientific lectures for TAFE, Uni students
Minimum payment for group visit $198
Maximum 12 students per group 
$270 per tour for 12 students
$18 per student
Classes with groups 10 or less (from country areas special needs schools, etc.) $180 per lesson minimum charge
Workshops & study tours Stage 4 to Tertiary
3 hour program
Maximum 30 per workshop 
$440 per workshop up to 25 students
$18 per extra student
BIOTA classes for Year 11 students 
Partnership program with Taronga Zoo & Australian Museum

$24.20 (incl GST) per student

Self-guided trails for schools (with downloadable resources)

Self-guided visits for schools 

$6 per student

$2.20 per student  

Connected classroom virtual excursions$4 per student
or $90 per class
Free VEs offered for regional and remote schools

Booking cancellation policy

The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain trust requires at least eight (8) working days’ notice prior to the excursion session for cancellations.

Excursion cancellation (general)

The cancellation of a booking (unrelated to inclement weather) within 8 working days of the excursion date will incur a cancellation fee of the minimum charge per lesson. Please note that it is often difficult to find another session due to our heavily booked calendar. To cancel your booking please email school.excursions@rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au

Excursion cancellation (wet weather)

Our excursions go ahead in all but extreme weather. We have access to undercover areas, but our focus is on students experiencing the Garden and visiting classes are expected to come prepared for the weather.

Cancellation of an excursion due to weather must occur by 12 noon on the day prior to the excursion date. If this requirement is not met, a cancellation fee of the minimum charge per lesson applies. To cancel an excursion in office hours or outside of office hours please email school.excursions@rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au

Excursion cancellation (extreme weather)

In the event of extreme weather, where the Bureau of Meteorology has a warning issued on their website www.bom.gov.au for the time of your booked visit, we will accept cancellation with no charge. Please phone the Education Centre on 9231 8134.

Fees are reviewed annually and apply to calendar years.