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Carolyn Skinner (Teacher)
Student commemorating ANZAC Day
Alice Springs School of the Air family standing around a ute

Alice Springs School of the Air Experience

Alice Springs School of the Air was established in 1951, pioneering HF radio as a way of delivering education to some of Australia’s most remote students.

In a format that now might be familiar to many people, the school today delivers lessons online and has been doing so since the early 2000s.

The Visitor Centre is located 3.5 kilometres from the centre of Alice Springs. The Visitor Centre brings to life an integral and unique facet of the children’s lives in the Australian Outback. They offer travellers the opportunity to learn about the history of the 'The World's Largest Classroom', revealing stories about school from afar, life on the land, and share in the dreams, achievements, and journeys of Outback students. We also showcase the world-renowned innovations of this uniquely Australian school.

The experience includes a film, a guided presentation about our unique history and the ground-breaking techniques making it possible for our remote students to participate in school classes despite the challenges of time, distance and isolation. You might have the opportunity to observe a teacher conducting a live lesson in one of our five broadcasting studios, right front of you! During certain times live lessons will be replaced with pre-recorded lessons.

Set up as an initiative of the School Council, the Visitor Centre is the fundraiser which directly support the student enrichment programs.

Entry cost

  • Indicative Prices tickets from $14.50 to $51
    Tour group/agent rates available for adult groups 6+ (pre-booked only). Tour groups bookings welcome - email Seniors Concession $13.50 per person.
  • Child tickets from $11.50
    Child (5 - 16 years) $11.50 Family rates available $42-$51


  • Coach Parking
  • Family Friendly
  • Interactive Centre
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Non Smoking
  • Public Toilet
  • Shop / Gift Shop


  • Quality Tourism Accreditation
  • COVID Clean Practicing Business
  • ATEC COVID Ready/ WTTC Safe Travels Stamp
  • COVID Safe
  • Sustainable Tourism Accreditation by ATIC


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