Presented by Guide Dogs Australia

Dialogue in the Dark™ Education Day


Suitable for

Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6, Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10

Subject areas

Culture & ethics, Thinking, Social sciences, Personal and social capability

How do you show leadership when you cannot see your friends? How do you collaborate in complete darkness? What can the dark teach you about your day-to-day life? Students will learn and hone a range of skills as they find out the answer to these questions, and more.


Presented in partnership with Guide Dogs Australia, Dialogue in the Dark™ is a global social enterprise with a mission to educate the community and raise awareness for diversity, whilst providing employment opportunities for people with low vision or blindness. Students and teachers have the opportunity to explore a simulated tour of Melbourne set in complete darkness, guided by a skilled facilitator with blindness or low vision.


Dialogue in the Dark is a potent and transformative learning experience that is imaginative, educational and entertaining. The sensory tour links to the learning objectives and outcomes of the Victorian Curriculum Levels 3-10. It challenges students to evaluate and understand their thinking, emotions, responses and actions when vision is removed and communication skills come to the fore.


Learning outcomes:

  • empathy – understanding how people with low vision or blindness interact and experience day-to-day life
  • non-visual communication – including speaking and listening skills
  • confidence – through overcoming fears
  • self-awareness – of who they are.

Tour duration:


Each tour takes approximately 1 hour to complete. Students are engaged with sensory activities as they await their time to enter the experience.

Maximum capacity per tour:


Seven. Larger groups can be divided into smaller groups of 7.
However, please note: each group must be supervised by teaching staff provided by the school.


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  • Fri 3 May 2019
  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • 10:20 am - 11:20 am
  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • 11:20 am - 12:20 pm
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • 12:20 pm - 1:20 pm
  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • 1:20 pm - 2:20 pm
  • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • 2:20 pm - 3:20 pm
  • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 3:20 pm - 4:20 pm
  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • 5:20 pm - 6:20 pm


The District Docklands


$15 per student

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For Bookings, please contact Adam Herodotus at Dialogue in the Dark on 0420 763 434 or

The District Docklands

The District Docklands, Level 1, 29 – 31 Star Crescent, Docklands


Dialogue in the Dark is located in The District Docklands, Level 1, 29 – 31 Star Crescent, Docklands.


The nearest train station is Southern Cross Station. From there, walk over the Bourke Street pedestrian bridge to Harbour Esplanade. Walk or take the tram along Docklands Drive.


It’s also serviced by tram routes 70, 86 and free city circle service, and Bus Link route 220.


There are also nearby car parks.