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 located 3.5km from the centre of Alice Springs, offers travellers a virtual journey into “The World’s Largest Classroom”, revealing stories about the school and its students’ outback lifestyle, as well as the world-renowned innovations of this uniquely Australian school.
The visitor experience includes a film and guided presentation about our school’s unique history. View ‘live’ or recorded lessons (outside of school hours) while our guides describe the ground-breaking techniques making it possible for our remote, outback students to participate in school classes despite the challenges of time, distance and isolation.
All funds raised in the Visitor Centre directly support student enrichment programs for our school; an education provider which continues to deliver one of the most distinctive methods of education in the world.
Disabled AssistanceCaters for challenges with learning and communication Caters for hearing impairment Caters for high support needs Caters for limited mobility Caters for vision impairment Wheelchair access
MembershipAustralian Tourism Export Council Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Visitor Information Centre
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Tour group/agent rates available for adult groups 6+ (pre-booked only).
Tour groups bookings welcome – email [email protected]