Australia: virtual excursions, activities, resources and more

Australia: virtual excursions, activities, resources and more

Australia: virtual excursions, activities, resources and more

While different parts of Australia start to relax restrictions, there’s still some time until we’ll be able to explore the different parts of our beautiful country. There are many Aussie businesses who have had to change the way they do things to continue to stay relevant and provide their audience with valuable information. We want to share with you the educational programs, tools and resources that some of these incredible businesses are creating, so you and your students can continue experiencing this beautiful country we call home.


Taronga Zoo

Taronga TV is a new series created to bring Taronga Zoo into your own home. Tune in daily to see your favourite animals, meet Taronga’s friendly keepers and learn what goes on behind the scenes!

Sydney Opera House

Who would have thought we’d have the opportunity to access live events at the Sydney Opera House from our own homes! Check out their new digital program full of weekly live recordings, never-before-seen footage, as well as podcasts, articles, videos and more.

Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences

Explore the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Observatory and Museums Discovery Centre’s exhibitions, collections and curriculum-linked content accross design, technology and science disciplines.


The Great Barrier Reef

Explore one of the earth’s magic wonders with David Attenborough. Learn how the Reef is changing day by day, how it’s being threatened by the changing climate, and discover the magical creatures that call the Great Barrier Reef home.

For more online resources including live lessons and programs regarding ocean health, climate change and other global topics check out Encounter Edu here.

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

Discover what koalas, dingo puppies and reptiles get up to on a daily basis via live cam footage! Students can also join Lone Pine’s educational series ‘Discover sessions’ which include ‘at home’ challenges on topics from pollution to endangered species plus weekly Facebook lives on Fridays with Q&A – check them out here.

Central Australia

Uluru-Kata Tjut

Explore this iconic landmark in 360-degree views created by Story Spheres. Discover the key sites of Uluru and listen to traditional owners sharing important cultural knowledge and stories. You’ll even see rock art and the many layers of pictures, symbols and figures from the traditional Anangu people.


National Gallery

The National Gallery is bringing art to you at home by sharing a number of great resources including activity sheets created by artists, art-making videos, education resources and virtual classrooms.

Parliament House

Learn everything about Parliament House – what actually happens there, who makes up Parliament and how do they get chosen? All of these questions will be answered in this awesome resource with videos and informational content aligned with the Australian Curriculum.

Australian War Memorial

Continue to hear stories about our nation’s servicemen and servicewomen and the Australian experience of war with the Australian War Memorial’s online resources. Digital visitors can research a family member, explore interactive digital experiences, listen to podcasts, and watch videos about the amazing objects in the collection.

National Museum

For those who can’t make it to Canberra right now, the National Museum has created live video guided tours and curriculum-linked video conferencing sessions so students can still interact with the National Museum’s collections and staff, digitally.

Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House (MoAD)

MoAD is offering facilitated programs to take students through different parts of the heritage building and explore some key people and events in our democracy. Throughout the programs, students participate in interactive activities, role-play and discussions.


Questacon are delivering engaging virtual workshops and events, delivered via video conference to schools across Australia.

Geoscience Australia

See online exhibits, individual images and virtual tours of the National Mineral Collection and Geoscience Australia TimeWalk. Gain access to a number of teaching resources for primary and secondary levels including virtual tours, background information, student activities, full-colour cut-out 3D models and posters.

Government House

Explore the principal residence of the Governor-General and the main administrative centre for the Office on this virtual tour of Government House.

The National Library

Aligned to the Australian Curriculum, the National Library has created an extensive program for teachers to bring The Treasures Gallery into the classroom. The digital collection showcases significant items of Australian culture and history, and the educational resources provide activities to engage students with key sources from the collection.


Arts Centre Melbourne 

To assist teachers with online learning, the Arts Centre Melbourne has created a resource library of their top lessons and activities featuring video workshops from their favourite artists, podcasts, interviews and more.

Australian Museum

Set off on an online expedition of your choice or access a number of worksheets and other interactive virtual experiences at the Australian Museum.

Zoo’s Victoria

Zoo’s Victoria has set up a number of live stream cameras at Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo for viewers to see what the animals are getting up to. See adorable little snow leopard cubs, penguins, giraffes, lions, zebras and more cute creatures!

You can also access an array of educational resources aligned to the Australian Curriculum including a STEM Design Challenge. View the resources here.

Melbourne Museum 

Explore the magic of Melbourne Museums through their extensive resource library, from online puzzles, audio and virtual tours, to drawing your own Pterosaurs!

Melbourne Aquarium

Join the Melbourne Aquarium for live streams and Q&A’s with Bird Keepers, Aquarists, and sea creatures. Get exclusive activity sheets, craft activities and downloadable content.

Heide Museum of Modern Art

Take a sneek peak of the Heide Museum’s current exhibitions on a virtual tour with the curator, and participate in creative challenges and workshops, from pottery and drawing to poetry!

South Australia

Kangaroo Island

Tour Kangaroo Island on a virtual tour, guided by a local tour guide. Watch videos on fire ecology and regeneration, or get up close and personal with the wildlife who call Kangaroo Island home.

Western Australia

Parks and Wildlife

Explore the many national parks of Western Australia from your own home through google maps street view.