School tours

We offer tours of our Council Chambers, Lake Mac Libraries, arts and cultural facilites, and Organics Resource Recovery Facility for interested school groups:


School children can get a taste of local government in a two-hour educational tour of Lake Macquarie City Council.

Tours are available on Thursdays starting at 9.30am and are open to up to 30 students.

Step 1.What the visit involves

  • a visit to the Council Chambers
  • a visit from a Council Ranger who will speak about being a responsible pet owner
  • a visit from a Council Officer who will speak about the role of the Mayor and the Councillors, plus a demonstration of how meetings are conducted in the Chamber
  • a visit to Speers Point Library
  • teachers may extend the tour with a visit to MAC - Museum of Art and Culture, Rathmines Heritage Centre and SEEN @ Swansea.  Standalone tours of MAC, Rathmines Heritage Centre and SEEN @ Swansea are also available.


Step 2.Arrange a school tour

Organics Resource Recovery Facility

Schools are welcome to tour the Organics Resource Recovery Facility and the Awaba Waste Management Facility to view the composting process.

Your visit will includes a tour of the facility plus an education talk about waste management and the organics processing facility.

The tour is suitable for students in Year 2 and up, and runs throughout the year.

To book, email

Arts and culture

Step 1.Museum of Art and Culture (MAC)

Self-guided and guided tours of our Museum of Art and Culture (MAC) are available to primary and high school students

A guided visit to MAC will begin with an introduction to the current exhibitions, the various forms of artistic expression and the role of an artist, allowing students to engage with the artworks in a meaningful way. You'll also receive activity sheets for students to complete.

Tours of Rathmines Heritage Centre and SEEN @ Swansea are also available.

Step 2.Art walks

Self-guided and guided tours of the Creative Lake public art trail at Warners Bay and the MAC Sculpture Park are also available. Discovery Trail activity booklets are available, free of charge, to enhance your Sculpture Park tour. 

For more information on these tours, visit, or contact Visual Arts and Public Program Leader Joanna Davies at or 4921 0705 to book.