Interactive, Interpretive, Incredible
The BirdLife Discovery Centre is an interactive interpretive hub where we provide opportunities for people to learn about and engage with birds in their natural habitat. It is located in the Newington Armory – formerly the Royal Australian Navy Armaments Depot in the Parklands at Sydney Olympic Park.
The BirdLife Discovery Centre offers a variety of ways for people to learn about, see and engage with birds and their habitats. Numerous resources including presentations, kits, educational models and tools are also available to support others in the community interested in teaching or learning about birds.
We even have birds that are film stars at the Discovery Centre. You can see our resident pair of White-bellied Sea-Eagles on the nest using EagleCAM, a unique technology set up that gives bird lovers, researchers and scientists 24-hour access into the lives of our nesting sea-eagles and allows us to investigate their habitat, habits and how we can help them survive long term.
For a fun-filled, family friendly day that has activities for bird lovers of all ages, make a date to visit the BirdLife Discovery Centre.
1 Jamieson Street
Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127
T (02) 9647 1033
F (02) 9647 2030
E [email protected]
We have an extensive program of activities throughout the year, including birdwatching with experts for the whole family, guided walks, workshops on bird identification, painting and photography, and a free weekly bird tour around the Newington Armory. We also offer technical and advanced birding workshops for BirdLife Australia members, professionals and people with birding experience.
Located in the Newington Armory in the Parklands at Sydney Olympic Park, the Discovery Centre involved the adaptive reuse of 4 heritage buildings over 250m² for the purposes of administration, library and interpretive facilities. Adjoining the Newington Nature Reserve - which is of significant environmental value - the facility will provide an additional area of interest for the increasing number of visitors to the parklands. Importantly, it reinforces the partnership between the Sydney Olympic Park Authority (SOPA) and BirdLife Australia in engaging the community and promoting key messages on the value of birds and their habitats.
Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm
Weekdays are by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Contact us to make your appointment.
Travelling by car: park at the end of Jamieson Street and follow the signs.
Unexpected closures: If travelling from outside Sydney please contact us during office hours to confirm our opening hours as access is restricted at times due to other events at Sydney Olympic Park.