Victorian democracy school program at Old Treasury Building

Discover how gold rush immigrants helped shape democracy in the new colony of Victoria and the struggles for recognition of voting rights. Discuss the Ballarat Reform League, Eureka and the origins of the secret ballot, women’s suffrage and First Nations rights. Visit the Executive Council Chamber to discuss the role of the Governor and the Executive Council, both past and present.

Levels 7 to 10
Civics & Citizenship

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Minimum 10, Maximum 40.
Eg, sight impaired, wheelchair access, etc
If not known, it can be provided later.

Tours are charged at $8 per student. The minimum group size is 10 students, the maximum group size per session is 40 for Primary or Secondary students.
Group sizes less than 10 will be charged $80 (minimum charge).

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 bookings@otb.org.au two days prior to the date of the excursion. If we are not notified, tours will be charged for the originally booked number.

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.