Illawarra Environmental Education Centre

Telephone02 4237 6100

Plan and book your excursion

Illawarra Environmental Education Centre (IEEC) caters for NSW Department Of Education schools only (Kindergarten - Year 12).

To make your excursion planning as smooth and efficient as possible, we have provided some steps for you to follow:

  1. Choose a program and relevant excursion site

  2. Check availability on our online calendar

  3. Contact us to discuss arrangements and confirm booking

    Phone 02 42376100

Other considerations

Excursion costs

  • Fieldwork excursion or incursion $7 per student
  • Fieldwork excursion with water activities $12 per student
  • Mt Keira Scout Camp additional booking fee $3 per student (plus GST)

Occasionally rates will require negotiation, such as where extra casual staff are needed to run the program.

Camping at Killalea

Rates vary throughout the year and bookings are managed by Reflections Killalea Reserve.


IEEC will send you an interschool journal after the excursion based on the number of students in attendance. Fees are GST free.

Staffing ratios

All groups must maintain a 1:15 adult to student ratio (eg, one of our teachers and one of your teachers supervises each group of up to 30 students).

Some ratios change depending on the activities involved. Check ratios for all water based activities.

Risk management

Download the relevent IEEC sample risk management plans for the excursion you are planning. 

If you cannot find the sample risk managment plan for the excursion you are planning please contact the Centre on 02 42376100 or email

Check the weather

Extreme or wet weather may result in the excursion being modified, postponed or cancelled. Includes days predicted to be above 35®C, high winds, dangerous water conditions and extreme bush-fire danger.

Teachers concerned about the possible impact of predicted weather upon their excursion should ring the IEEC on 4237 6100 the day before to discuss contingencies.

If concerned the morning of your excursion please contact Steve Leake  0401267103 or Nikki Bodel 0416210542 at 6.45am on the day.

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