Photographer: Levi Ingram

Visits and bookings

To gain the maximum benefit from your visit to the Gallery we suggest that educators visit the Gallery in advance and view the relevant exhibition or discuss the works with the Gallery Educator.

An entry fee of $5.00 per student will apply to school groups wishing to visit Geelong Gallery and experience a tour led by the Gallery Educator. Self-directed school groups may visit the Gallery free-of-charge.

Bookings are essential for all Learn programs and group visits. 

Getting to the Gallery
Geelong Gallery is located in Johnstone Park. The entrance is in Little Malop Street, in Geelong’s cultural precinct.

Travelling by train
—a three-minute walk through Johnstone Park to the Gallery.

Travelling by bus
—arrangements for bus parking can be made with your Gallery booking.

Create a day to remember

Geelong Gallery invites pre-school, primary and tertiary students to embark on a journey of discovery through pictures, places, people and stories. Our program is specifically designed to inspire wonder, curiosity and delight in the visual arts world. Offering a combination of contemporary and traditional models of learning, students will be given a hands-on opportunity to learn about the visual arts and engage in an exciting and diverse environment brimming with vibrant works of art.

Whether you are looking to run a self-guided tour, or have one tailored for you led by the Gallery Learning and Audience Engagement Manager, Geelong Gallery offers an inspiring experience for your students to enjoy.

Open your students' eyes to art, history and culture

Open your students' eyes to art, history and culture with Geelong Gallery's Learn Program. Tailor your visit to the needs and curriculum of your students with the following options available: 

General tour an introduction to the Gallery
Create your own programs and tours to suit your curricula priorities
Meet the experts floortalks by artists and curators participating in our extensive exhibition program
Make and create participate in hands-on activities—creating, making and responding to art with a specific focus
Asia & Australia comprehensive presentations on Australia’s art culture and its engagement with Asia
Sneak peek free educator exhibition previews
Learn and grow an extensive range of professional learning programs for educators and students alike
Art without borders and Early Yearsthrough the keyhole free to loan Learning boxes for your classrooms and learning spaces

To discuss your individual requirements please contact the Gallery's Learning and Audience Engagement Manager:
03 5229 3645


Booking form

Book a school visit
to the Geelong Gallery

Please read all details for school visits and download the risk statement.

Primary contact for visit
School information
Visit request

School guided tours run on Tuesday or Thursday. To arrange for other days please select date and the Gallery Educator will contact you.

Visit & transportation details

Making the most of your visit

To gain the maximum benefit from your visit to Geelong Gallery we suggest that educators visit the Gallery in advance to view the relevant exhibition or discuss the works with the Gallery Learning and Audience Engagement Manager.

Pre-visit information
We ask that students observe the following guidelines in order to preserve our collection. 

  — Prior to your visit, educators/supervisors to brief students on appropriate behaviour in the Gallery (eg. walking, listening to instructions and not touching the works of art)
  — Students should take care entering and leaving the building from and to the bus
  — Students to cloak all bags, backpacks, coats etc. at the Visitor Services Desk on arrival
  — Food and drinks are not permitted in the Gallery
  — Please consider other visitors
  — Educators and supervisors to accompany the group at all times during their visit, we recommend a minimum  supervisor ratio of 1 adult to 15 students
  — Stools and clipboards are available for student use
  — Pencils are to be used in the Gallery

Important pre-visit documentation

  • To view the Geelong Gallery Risk Assessment form please click here.
  • To view the Geelong Gallery floorplan click here
  • To plan your visit and read conditions of entry click here.