SA Water

SA Water supports schools with its Brainwave program—a series of quality free events and learning resources made available to South Australian students and teachers.

The Brainwave program provides contextual learning aligned to the Australian Curriculum through investigations of water and water-related issues. Individual programs can provide learning links to:

  • water’s physical properties and chemistry (science)
  • issues of global and local water security and quality (geography)
  • natural and managed water systems (sustainability)
  • wastewater treatment and recycled water quality and use (science and sustainability)
  • the role of water in shaping Australia over time (history).


250 Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga, Adelaide SA 5000

SA Water

250 Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga, Adelaide SA 5000

School bookings

ALL school visits must be booked in advance.

To book a visit please contact Adelaide Zoo.

SA Water schools page

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Organising your visit

  1. Programs are held at SA Water House (Adelaide CBD), at various water and waste water treatment plants and in schools - either in person or online.
  2. Toilet facilities are very limited at all SA Water sites.
  3. All visits to treatment plants require students and adults to wear long sleeves, long pants and closed shoes. Visitors without appropriate clothing may not be able to partake in the program.
  4. Access to plants is by bus or car. It is not possible to enter sites on foot, so public transport is inappropriate. If you are car-pooling please let us know in advance and minimise the number of vehicles entering the site.
  5. Programs are free; however there is a fee for late cancellation.


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SA Water Online Resources
SA Water Online Resources

Use your electronic whiteboard or students’ hand-held devices to solve interactive water puzzles and problems. SA Water has educational apps available from the iTunes or Google Play stores.