Children enjoy the Old Treasury Building as part of the school program

The Old Treasury Building offers a unique resource for your school.

A magnificent gold rush building, it reflects the growth of ‘Marvellous Melbourne’ and changing life in the city. From the basement vaults where gold was stored in the 1860s, to the elegant Executive Council Chamber, still used regularly by the Governor of Victoria, students experience one of Australia’s most beautiful and historic buildings.

Programs include the story of gold, the growth of democracy, early Melbourne, life in the city and urban environment. Programs offered are aligned to curricula for Levels 2 to VCE.


Programs cost $10.00 per student for a one hour class with staff. Cancellation fees apply.

Programs offered are listed below.


The Old Treasury Building has developed a Social Script for assisting teachers with students on the autism spectrum.
It can be downloaded here.

Potential risk information for your visit is available here. The Old Treasury Building risk assessment is available here.

The Old Treasury Building is committed to the safety and well-being of children and to creating and maintaining a child safe organisation. We will always act in the best interests of children, based on our duty of care and responsibilities to children.

Our commitment will be enacted through the implementation and monitoring of the Child Safe Standards, as specified under the Child Wellbeing and Safety Amendment (Child Safe Standards) Act 2015.

To obtain a copy of our Child Safe Policy please request it through our contact form.

Browse programs by level or see all below.

Level 3Level 4 | Level 5 | Level 6 | Level 7 | Level 8 | Level 9 | Level 10 | VCE | ESL

Old Treasury Building

Early Melbourne

Civics & Citizenship


levels 3-6

Victorian Democracy

levels 7-10

Legal Studies

VCE unit 1, 2, 3, 4