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Electronic National Capital Teacher's Pass

This pass provides teachers benefits to participating National Capital Attractions whilst visiting Canberra giving time to explore the opportunities available for planning a school excursion to Canberra.

The National Capital Teacher Pass is available to REGISTERED AND WORKING Australian PRIMARY and SECONDARY School Teachers 

Required proof of Registration for each State

  • NSW - NESA (NSW Education Standards Authority)
  • ACT - TQI (ACT Teacher Quality Institute)
  • VIC -  VIT (Victoria Institute of Teaching) 
  • QLD - QCT (Queensland College of Teachers)
  • TAS - Teachers Registration Board 
  • SA - Teacher Registration Board 
  • WA - Teacher Registration Board of WA 
  • NT - Teacher Registration Board of NT 
  • Homeschools - student identification number or email copy of certificate to

The National Capital Teachers Pass is valid for 12 months from date of issue.  Below is a link to the current offers. We encourage you to keep checking this website for updates on the offers before your visit, as attractions have the discretion to change their offers at any time.

Homeschool -  One pass per household. Please also note that this pass is not to be used on an excursion or travelling in large groups of card holders.  Attractions are not obligated to honour their offer if they feel the pass is being abused in this way. 

If your pass has expired you will need to reapply to receive a new pass.


We hope you enjoy your visit to the National Capital.


Due to the impact of COVID-19 some of the attractions participating in the National Capital Teachers Pass have had to regrettably change or suspend their offers temporarily.

Please disregard any previous offers we have advertised, instead we ask that you continue to check for updates on the offers below before your visit, as attractions have the discretion to change their offers at any time.


Ibis Styles hotels in Canberra

Ibis Styles hotels in Canberra (Eagle Hawk and Narrabundah) offer discount of 20% off best unrestricted rates including breakfast (Subject to availability. Please check with venue for terms and conditions)

Australian Institute of Sport

Leverrier Street, BRUCE

Free AIS Tour for the pass holder and their immediate family i.e. the pass holder, one adult and up to three children.

Cockington Green Gardens

11 Gold Creek Road, NICHOLLS

Free entry into Cockington Green Gardens for the pass holder.         

National Museum of Australia

Lawson Crescent, ACTON PENINSULA

A free resource pack for the classroom.

MoAD (Museum of Australian Democracy)

18 King George Terrace, PARKES

Free entry into MoAD located at Old Parliament House for the pass holder.

CSIRO Discovery

Clunies Ross Street, BLACK MOUNTAIN

Free entry into CSIRO Discovery for pass holder

National Zoo and Aquarium

Lady Denman Drive, YARRALUMLA

Free entry into the National Zoo and Aquarium for the pass holder  (Offer valid for interstate teachers only)

National Archives of Australia

Queen Victoria Terrace, PARKES

A free show bag full of educational resources and a 10% discount in the National Archives Shop (not to be used in conjunction with any other offer). 

National Capital Exhibition

Barrine Drive, REGATTA POINT

Receive a complimentary book on the history and planning of Canberra.

National Portrait Gallery

King George Terrace, PARKES

Free copy of Portrait Magazine and a poster, postcard to each pass holder

National Gallery of Australia

Parkes Place, PARKES

Members price into exhibitions at the National Gallery of Australia for the pass holder and 10% discount in the gallery shop (excludes sale items)

Geoscience Australia

Cnr Hindmarsh Drive and Jerrabomberra Ave, SYMONSTON

Visit our Education Centre and ask staff about free posters for teachers.

Royal Australian Mint

Denison Street, DEAKIN

A 10% discount in the Royal Australian Mint Shop; excluding Gold Product, License Product & Public Coin Press. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.        

High Court of Australia

Parkes Place, PARKES

Present your pass to receive a free poster of the Magna Carta. 

National Electoral Education Centre

King George Terrace, PARKES

Teachers are invited for a behind the scenes tour and will receive a free Get Voting Pack for classroom use. Family holiday programs by request. Bookings essential 1800 020 067.

National Library of Australia

Parkes Place, PARKES

10% discount on books and merchandise in the bookshop. (Offer does not include discounted and remaindered stock, stamps, phone cards, limited-edition prints and newspapers)

Australian National Botanical Gardens

Clunies Ross Street, BLACK MOUNTAIN

10% discount at Botanical Bookshop

National Dinosaur Museum

Gold Creek Road, NICHOLLS

Free entry into the National Dinosaur Museum for the pass holder. (offer not valid during school holidays)

Canberra Museum and Gallery

The Nolan Collection

Cnr London Circuit and Civic Squares, CANBERRA CITY

Free Catalogue: Sidney Nolan and set of Sidney Nolan postcards and the CMAG book, Daylight. (Ask at the front desk) 

Canberra Historic Places

Lanyon Homestead, Tharwa Drive, THARWA

Calthorpes’ House, 24 Mugga Way, RED HILL

Mugga Mugga, 8 Narrabundah Lane, SYMONSTON

Free Admission for pass holder to Lanyon, Calthorpes’ House and Mugga-Mugga