About Us

Please Note: Birrigai is a nut free site. This is to protect the health of visitors who suffer from nut allergies. Therefore, any products containing nuts are not permitted anywhere on the premises. We thank you for your cooperation.

Birrigai at Tidbinbilla (also known as Birrigai Outdoor School) is a residential and day program school facility, set in the magnificent foothills of the Brindabellas.  As our name suggests, we are part of the broader Tidbinbilla precinct, which includes the Nature Reserve, Visitor Centre and award-winning wetlands Sanctuary.

We are located on Tidbinbilla Road approx 40 minutes from the Canberra CBD.  Access points from Canberra are either Cotter Road (western) or via Point Hut Crossing (south-western). 

We offer on site accommodation and catering and our programs are delivered by ACT Education & Training Directorate teachers.

Our programs are all mapped against the Australian Curriculum and centre on three strands of enquiry and experience -

  1. environmental education
  2. heritage education
  3. outdoor adventure (team-building and leadership)

You can lead your own programs and simply use us as your venue or you can have everything organised for you.

Contact us on birrigai@ed.act.edu.au or submit an online enquiry form.

CRISCOS Registration Number 00643J.