Auburn City Council offers a civic education program and a wide range of community education programs for schools and community organisations.
All programs can be tailored to suit needs, ages or cultural backgrounds, including with interpreters or bilingual staff if required. The majority of programs are free.
Auburn City Council Community Connections Program - Civic Education for Schools
Free school excursion opportunities are available for primary and high school students. During the sessions students will learn about the role of local government, the services Council provides and take part in a Mock Council meeting where they learn how Councillors make decisions that affect the local community.
Auburn Welcomes You - Civic Education for Adults
The Auburn Welcomes You program delivers information to newly arrived community members through the following interactive sessions:
Auburn Welcomes You Bus Tour
Take a bus tour of the Auburn local area. This 2 hour tour visits Council facilities and highlights services and programs available to all residents. The tour visits:
- Auburn Library
- Auburn Council Customer Service
- Auburn Police Station
- Auburn Centre for Community
- Auburn Botanic Gardens & Fauna Park
- Peacock Art Gallery
Council Services & Mock Council Meeting
- Visit to the Council Chambers where visitors can see where major decisions are made about the future of Auburn.
- Presentation on the three levels of government in Australia, an overview of Council services, how Councillors are elected and how Councillors make decisions.
- Participants take part in a Mock Council meeting
- Participants participate in an activity identifying instances when they would call Council Customer Service.