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Risk management

Access to the National Museum of Australia

The National Museum of Australia has access facilities and wheelchairs available to visitors with special needs. Visitors require no special clothing or equipment.

For details, see our pdf venue and safety information for school excursions 2016 (PDF 115kb)

Risk assessment


The National Museum of Australia has developed a pdf risk management plan for 2016 (PDF 65kb) to minimise all risks associated with its operation, particularly all risks associated with visiting its premises on Acton Peninsula. Taking into account the controls in place in the Risk Management Plan, a visit to the National Museum on Acton Peninsula has been assessed as a low risk for schools.


The National Museum of Australia has qualified first aid officers and a first aid room to attend to an injured or ill person. Fire and emergency procedures are managed by trained staff and tested regularly. In the event of an emergency a warning will be activated and all visitors to the building will be given clear instructions from fire/safety wardens. These trained people will supervise the evacuation of the building if necessary.

The National Museum of Australia carries comprehensive public liability insurance cover – see our
pdf  Certificate of currency 2016-17 (PDF 207kb)

All staff and volunteers working with children have undergone a police security check through the Australian Federal Police.

Prior to the visit all schools will receive an email containing important information about their visit including a 'Museum Do's' list which outlines appropriate behaviour for students when visiting the Museum. This emphasises the fact that teachers have the duty of care for students when they are visiting the Museum and that all students should be in sight of a teacher or carer at all times.