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STE School 82

Sydney's Highest Classroom

Sydney Tower Eye school excursions provide place-based and curriculum-aligned learning.

Centrally located in the centre of Sydney CBD, the Tower is easy to get to either via public transport or bus. 

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Before Your Visit

  • Enjoy a complimentary visit in order to plan your excursion and complete a risk assessment. Please request your pre-excursion visit via our teacher pre-visit booking form.  One visit per year is permitted.
  • Book your excursion as early as possible to ensure your first choice date is still available. Please note, your booking is not confirmed until you have been contacted by a booking agent. As some periods are busier than others, please make sure you have a few date options in mind when booking.
  • Bookings are essential and should be made at least two weeks in advance.
  • Payment is made post-excursion by school cheque or credit card. Students cannot pay individually and we are unable to accept payment on the day.
  • Please note Sydney Tower Eye is now 'cashless' and we are unable to accept cash at admissions, in our retail store or in our café. 

Some useful documents to download before your visit:

Teacher Planning Guide

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Teachers can pre-visit for free!

We welcome all NSW registered teachers to a complimentary admission ticket to Sydney Tower Eye. Come and explore a panoramic view that is guaranteed to inspire your class!

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School Excursion FAQs

There is currently the option for teachers to choose to use our suggested worksheets or their own worksheets to guide the students around the Tower. 

We recommend allowing approximately 1 – 2 hours at The Sydney Tower Eye. Don't forget to download the school resources if you wish to add worksheet completion to the excursion. They can be found on our teacher resources page. 

We highly recommend when possible to break your large group into smaller groups of 10 with a leader and another teacher to help look after the group. This allows for spreading out your school so that not all the students are trying to see the same viewpoint at the same time.

Numerous bus and coach set down zones are located close to the Sydney Tower Eye, with the closest being on Castlereagh Street. 

Please head to the City Of Sydney Bus and Coach Zone page for details or call 02 9265 9333 for more information.

Yes, we encourage teachers to visit to help plan and prepare your risk assessment and become familiar with the Tower layout. This provides you with the opportunity to view the attraction and get familiar with the lift processes, places to eat and what to see before you bring your students. Please go to our pre-visit ticket page for more information or to request your complimentary visit. 

There are no large areas for children to sit and eat at The Sydney Tower Eye. However, if you are looking for an area to sit to & eat lunch, a food court is located directly beneath us on level 5 of the Westfield shopping centre. 

Alternatively if it is a nice day, Hyde Park is a 5 minute walk away and is a perfect spot to have a picnic lunch.

Payment cannot be made on the day. Payment is made in advance by school credit card or EFT transfer. Students cannot pay individually. 

Sydney Tower Eye provides free admission to teachers and adults supervising student groups at the following ratios: 

- Pre-school (4+) 1:3 
- K-2 Students 1:6 
- Year 3-12 students 1:8 
- Special needs students 1:1 

Extra adults are at a cost of $17.50 per attraction.

Yes, you can bring your own food. Sydney Tower Eye does not have a large café or a large area for kids to sit and eat. Other options are available close by, and are detailed above.