Want to know more about visiting the Alice Springs School of the Air? You will find the answers to our frequently asked questions below.
- Are trading hours varied due to COVID restrictions?
- What are the Visitor Centre’s opening hours?
- What are the admission rates? Is there a price for families?
- What payment facilities are available?
- What is the recommended duration of a visit to Alice Springs School of the Air?
- How do I get to the School of the Air?
- What are the film screening and presentation times at the Visitor Centre?
- What language do your guides speak?
- In what languages is information available at the Visitor Centre?
Are trading hours varied due to COVID restrictions?
The Visitor Centre is currently closed with gradual reopening from 12 June 2020. Opening Hours from 12 June - Monday & Friday 9.30am to 3.30pm
What are the Visitor Centre’s opening hours?
March to November we are open between 8.30am and 4.30pm Monday through to Saturday and 1.00pm 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. December, January and February hours are varied to Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm. Saturday 1.00pm to 4.30pm, Sundays and Public Holidays. Group bookings outside of these times are by appointment. Due to COVID 19 the Visitor Centre is currently closed, with plans of a gradual reopening from 12 June 2020.
What are the admission rates? Is there a price for families?
Admission rates valid from 1 April 2019 - 31 March 2021 are as follows: Adult $12.00, Child (5-16 years) $9.00. We offer two different prices for families: $35.00 (for 2 adults and 2 children) and $38.00 (for 2 adults and 3+ 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 (based on drivers licence identification) can visit the centre free of charge, to shop or to take a tour. Tour groups should contact us directly to make a booking and discuss any special rates that may apply.
What payment facilities are available?
Admission payments can be made with cash, EFTPOS or credit card (Visa, MasterCard and UnionPay).
What is the recommended duration of a visit to Alice Springs School of the Air?
A visit with a duration of at least 60 minutes minutes is recommended. This includes enough time to view our film, guide presentations on our history and the classroom studio operation, and observe a live or recorded lesson, as well as an opportunity to enjoy our displays and shop. Some stay for much longer watching lessons and conversing with our staff. If you miss a live lesson on a school day or the weekend you are most welcome to come back at no charge the next day/week (ask for a receipt if you wish to do this).
How do I get to the School of the Air?
The centre is easily reached by car, public bus (#100 or # 101) or bicycle from the Alice Springs CBD. AAT Kings A Town like Alice tour visits School of the Air every afternoon. More information can be found on our Location page. If you require a taxi on your departure, our friendly staff are always happy to assist.
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 however our film can be subtitled in English, French, German, Italian, Dutch and Chinese. Our information sheets are available in the same languages as well as Danish, Japanese, Spanish, Swedish and Hebrew.
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 English, German, Dutch, Italian, French, Chinese Traditional, Chinese Simplified.