Centre FAQs

Want to know more about visiting the Alice Springs School of the Air? You will find the answers to our frequently asked questions below.

  1. What are the Visitor Centre’s opening hours?
  2. What are the admission rates? Is there a price for families?
  3. What payment facilities are available?
  4. What is the recommended duration of a visit to Alice Springs School of the Air?
  5. How do I get to the School of the Air?
  6. What are the film screening and presentation times at the Visitor Centre?
  7. What language do your guides speak?
  8. In what languages is information available at the Visitor Centre?
  • What are the Visitor Centre’s opening hours?

    We are open between 8.30am and 4.30pm Monday through to Saturday and 1.30pm to 4.30pm on Sundays and Public Holidays. We are closed on Good Friday and from the 25th of December to the 1st of January (inclusive). The last tour booking is at 4pm each day.

  • What are the admission rates? Is there a price for families?

    Regular (non-tour group) admission rates valid from 1 April 2016 - 31 March 2017 are as follows: Adult $11.00, Child (5-16 years) $8.50. We offer two different prices for families: $25.00 (for 2 adults and 2 children) and $30.00 (for 2 adults and up to 4 children). Children included in this family rate can be up to 18 years of age provided they are visiting with their parents. Alice Springs residents (upon proof) can visit the centre free of charge. Regular (non-tour group) admission rates valid from 1 April 2017 - 31 March 2018 are as follows: Adult $11.00, Child (5-16 years) $8.50. We offer two different prices for families: $25.00 (for 2 adults and up to 2 children) and $30.00 (for 2 adults and up to 4 children).Children included in this family rate can be up to 18 years of age provided they are visiting with their parents. Alice Springs residents (upon proof) can visit the centre free of charge.

  • What payment facilities are available?

    Admission payments can be made with cash, EFTPOS or credit card (Visa or MasterCard).

  • How do I get to the School of the Air?

    The centre is easily reached by car, public bus or bicycle from the Alice Springs CBD. There are a number of tour companies who offer tours which include a visit to the Alice Springs School of the Air. More information can be found on our Location page.

  • What are the film screening and presentation times at the Visitor Centre?

    When you arrive we will greet you and begin your tour with a smile. We have no specific time slots for individuals or families, that way you can never miss out on any aspect of the tour.

  • What language do your guides speak?

    Our guides are English speaking.

  • In what languages is information available at the Visitor Centre?

    We provide information sheets in 13 languages (English, German, Dutch, Danish, Italian, French, Spanish, Chinese Traditional, Chinese Simplified, Japanese, Danish,Swedish and Hebrew). We also offer film subtitles in these same languages with the exception of Danish, Spanish and Japanese, Swedish and Hebrew.