Excursions for All

Excursions for All

Whether it’s to inspire engagement in education, provide awe and wonder about the world we live in or bring classroom learning to life, we believe excursions are a vital part of a child’s education. Therefore, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria has established the Excursions for All program that supports schools who would not otherwise be able to visit our gardens to undertake an excursion and participate in a garden-inspired learning program.

Through the program selected schools receive the following support: 

  • Subsidised travel costs to either the Melbourne or Cranbourne Gardens ($10 per student) 
  • A free of charge curriculum-based learning program  
  • A range of digital resources to complement classroom learning  



Two application rounds open each year and schools interested in applying for the Excursions for All program must complete the application form that is available at the bottom of this page when applications are open.  

There are limited places available each year and applications are assessed to support: 

  • Schools who have not previously received funding  
  • Special Development schools 
  • Rural or Regional schools 
  • Low ICSEA ranked schools 
  • Western-metropolitan schools 
  • High CALD enrolment schools 
  • High Indigenous enrolment schools  


Application Rounds 

The following application rounds will be open for excursion in 2024.  


Round 1 

Round 2 

Applications Open 

4 December 2023 

22 April 2024 

Applications Close 

9 February 2024 

27 May 2024 

Successful Applications Notified 

16 February 2024 

3 June 2024 


Program Supporters 

Seed funding for Excursions for All was generously provided by the Brian & Virginia McNamee Foundation.