Educational tours and resources

Education resources Incursions and excursions Workplace opportunities

Council offers a range of learning resources, educational experiences and support for students.

Browse through the opportunities below and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Educational resources

Incursions and excursions

Learn about saving water

Contact us to request a visit to one of our available facilities or to secure a speaker for your classroom. Excursions are subject to staff availability and project workload.


Council meetings
Alternate monthly between Council Chambers at Murwillumbah and Harvard Room at Tweed Heads  

By attending or watching the recording of Council meetings you can see the decision-making process in action and gain further understanding of the wide range of issues Councillors deal with as part of their role.

Water Treatment Plant  
1 hour, Bray Park Water Treatment Plant

Learn about the water cycle including our water treatment, filtration and disinfection processes. Be guided through displays in the education centre, check out where water is filtered on the viewing platform and watch our educational movie to see some of those behind-the-scenes processes.

Clarrie Hall Dam
1 hour, Clarrie Hall Dam at Doon Doon

Get up close to see how the dam works as our main water storage facility. Learn about water as a precious resource. To offer students a better understanding of the supply of tap water in the Tweed, combine this excursion with an excursion to the Bray Park Water Treatment Plant.

Wastewater Treatment Plant
1 hour, Kingscliff or Banora Point Wastewater Treatment Plants

Come and see what happens to wastewater that disappears down the plug or toilet. Understand how a natural biological process turns our wastewater into clean water for the environment. Learn which wastewater treatment plant services your home.

JUNKtion Tip Shop
45 minutes, Stotts Creek Resource Recovery Centre

Highlights the circular economy to students so they better understand why it makes a difference to recycle, resource and reuse.  

Resource Recovery Centre
45 minutes, Stotts Creek Resource Recovery Centre

Go on a guided bus tour (bus supplied by school) to witness how landfill operates, where general waste from red landfill bins and green organic bins is taken and discover other recycling we can all do at school and at home.

Recycling centre
45 minutes, Chinderah Materials Recovery Facility

See where all recyclables from our yellow-lid recycling bins are taken. To book, contact Solo Resource Recovery on 02 6674 7656.

Tweed Regional Museum
Tweed Museum Murwillumbah

Access a range of fun, hands-on learning activities to explore objects and specimens from the past and learn about local native species and geology.

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Murwillumbah South

Build visual literacy and an understanding and appreciation of the importance of art and artists in society.


Popular topics for our staff to speak about include water and wastewater, waste and recycling. Incursions are subject to staff availability and project workload.

Recycling Relay Race
30 minutes (in school)

After having a waste education school audit and learning what you can and cannot put into school and home recycling bins, we can come along and set up a recycling relay race to reinforce this information students learn.  

Water as a Precious Resource
45 minutes (in school) – suitable for primary school students

Learn about the water cycle and how precious our water is as a resource for our planet. Understand how water is treated and arrives at your school tap. Learn what you can do to save water and help the environment at your school and home. This incursion incorporates hands-on science demonstrations with student volunteers. 

Workplace opportunities

Signage team on the job

Talk to us about workplace opportunities at Council. Invite us to your school’s careers fair.

Apprenticeships and traineeships

We look for new apprentices around October and November each year in such fields as electricians, plumbing, carpentry, landscaping, engineering and administration. Find out more in the linked page.

Work experience and work placements

Contact us at any time for advice about work experience and work placements with us.


We sometimes offer paid cadetships in town planning, surveying, civil engineering and more.

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