impact of the old rush school program at Old Treasury Building

Explore the former gold vaults to discover the story of Victorian gold. Discuss Eureka and the struggle for democracy. Find out how Victoria’s new found riches shaped Melbourne. Discuss the impact of immigration on the colony.

Levels 5 & 6
History: The Australian Colonies

Book Program

If you are only enquiring as to whether a booking is available, please phone the Old Treasury Building on (03) 9651 2233.

Postal address, ie: 20 Spring Street, Melbourne, 3000
Main contact for this booking
earliest 9:00am, latest 3:00pm
Minimum cost 7 students, Maximum 40 for Primary and Secondary
Eg, sight impaired, wheelchair access, etc

Tour Information and Frequently Asked Questions

Accompanying adults and all students over the age of 12 and 2 months are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or hold a valid medical exemption to enter the building.

Accompanying adults and secondary students to wear a facemask during their time in the building (unless exempt).

Bookings must be made at least one week in advance. Upon submitting this booking request form you will receive an automated email with details of your request. We will contact you within five working days to confirm your booking.

If the number of students attending changes, the Bookings Officer must be informed in writing on two days prior to the date of the excursion.

Non-attendance at a booked program will incur the total fee of the amount payable for the excursion.

Schools must be accompanied by at teacher/chaperone at all times. We request minimum/maximum 1 adult per 10 primary students, 1 adult per 10 secondary students, and 1 adult per special needs student.

Schools will only be permitted into the building during their allocated tour time.

We regret that changes to tax invoices cannot be made and refunds will not be paid.