Coal Loader School Excursions

School Excursion

Register your interest for a school excursion to the Coal Loader now!

North Sydney schools: Register here, or email us

(Schools in North Sydney area are able to apply for one free facilitated visit per school.)

School outside North Sydney area: Please contact the Coal Loader Coordinator on  to discuss your DIY excursion.


Schools Visit 

Whether you’re getting questions about the environment in class, hoping to open up your students horizons on sustainability or looking for content to deliver the curriculum, a visit to the Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability in Waverton provides exciting learning opportunities.

Once an industrial site based 2km from Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Centre has been transformed into a beacon of sustainability while still embracing its Aboriginal and industrial heritage.

The Centre’s interactive facilities offer students the chance to learn first-hand how to live sustainably at school and in their homes and fuels their passion for making a positive difference.


Organising a visit is easy…

  1. Access our Coal Loader Sustainability Learning Guide, a teaching resource for years 5-12.
  2. Contact our staff to discuss your needs.
  3. Register here.


What will your class see?

A visit to the Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability will introduce your students to:

  • Information on and real-life examples of sustainable living.
  • Heritage buildings that have been retrofitted to showcase energy and water efficiency.
  • Aboriginal carvings and bush food gardens.
  • A thriving man-made wetland.
  • The biodiversity of Balls Head Reserve, including rare and endangered flora and fauna.
  • Community gardens with chickens.
  • Historic coal-loading equipment from the last century, including the original coal-loading tunnels and wharf.
  • Artists in residence.
  • A state-of-the-art local government and community facility.