Everything you need to know about a school visit: bookings, do’s and don’ts, supervision and safety.  



The maximum number of students you can book into any single guided program session is 75 (3 groups). If you have more than 75 students you will need to book multiple sessions.

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For bookings of more than 150 students across several dates, email us or call us on 03 9661 8139.

Contact tracing school excursions at the Shrine

Please bring a hard copy list of student and staff names in full and individual phone numbers. Thank you. 

In line with current public health directives, the Shrine requires all visitors including individual students to check in with their names and phone numbers. All Victorian venues use the Service Victoria app and QR code system.

The Department of Education and Training advises schools to inform parents/guardians/carers that students will check in at excursion venues.

We request schools to bring a paper list of student and teacher names (in full) and phone numbers. Visitors who are able to independently check in on their own devices will be asked to do so and ticked off the list. Shrine personnel will check in the rest of the group on Shrine iPads, and then destroy the paper list.

Do's and don'ts

  • DO wear appropriate clothing and footwear for outdoor locations during the tour.
  • DO bring a hat. Students will be invited to remove sun hats in the Sanctuary as a mark of respect.
  • Bags should be left on the bus if possible as this saves time in cloaking them inside the building.
  • DO bring cut lunches and eat them on grassed areas, weather permitting.
  • No flash photography.
  • No using of pens or textas. Pencils are permitted.

      Supervision and behaviour

      We rely upon teachers and parent helpers to supervise students and to ensure appropriate standards of behaviour. These include:

      • walking
      • speaking quietly
      • listening to other speakers
      • refraining from touching displays
      • and being considerate of other visitors

      Safety and venue information for schools

      Please refer to our:

      Child safety

      Our policy is that all children visiting or engaging with the Shrine have a right to feel and be safe, respected, valued and protected from harm.

      We create and maintain a child safe environment. The welfare of children is a priority and we have zero tolerance for child abuse.

      For more information, contact Sue Burgess, Child Safe Officer:

      Working with Children Policy

      Working With Children Check or Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) registrations are a condition of employment for all Shrine staff.


      The Shrine is committed to ensuring its programs and activities are accessible to all Victorian schools. Some schools are eligible to apply for subsidised support to visit. Email for further information or to learn if you qualify.

      Reviewed 06 July 2021

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