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Resource's Education Program is currently on hold, we are only able to offer Tip Shop Tours at present, please contact us at for tour bookings. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Resource is committed to promoting waste minimisation in our community. We provide a range of educational experiences for all ages including Tip Shop Tours and Creative and Practical Workshops in our Education Centre.

Our Workshops are perfect for Tasmanian schools, home-school and community groups as they provide the opportunity to discuss issues relating to sustainability and responsible waste management. We provide tutors, facilities and materials and can tailor an activity to suit you and your group. Most workshops are delivered at the South Hobart Tip Shop, however, we can deliver workshops at schools, organisations or events.

The education packages are tailored to participant needs:

School Students - early childhood, primary, secondary, college and university 

Teachers - familiarising teachers and educators with the recycled materials for teaching

Community - events, festivals and organisational activities

Business - opportunities for team building, recycling education 

The school workshops are aligned to the Australian Curriculum and the Early Years Learning Framework, start at 60 mins in length. To find out more about our Creative Reuse Education Workshops click here!


Arts Parts is a one-stop supply shop brimming with interesting and unique materials suitable for a variety of creative and practical projects. Shelves full of textiles, paper, vinyl, wool, paints, craft materials, corflute, cardboard, plastics, metals, glass and more...

We source our Arts Parts direct from Southern Tasmanian manufacturers, diverting them away from landfill. They are available for purchase direct from the Education Centre. By purchasing Arts Parts you'll be assured that you're reducing your ecological footprint and contributing to a global waste reduction movement.

If you wish to know more about Workshops, Tours or Arts Parts, please email our Education Coordinator and join the Arts Parts Group on Facebook

TIP SHOP TOURS - Please contact our Education Coordinator for future bookings.

Resource welcomes tour bookings from schools, community groups, businesses and organisations. Take a behind-the-scenes look at the Resource Work Cooperative and learn about the many programs including scap metal, ewaste and the Tip Shop. From receiving drop-offs to the sorting area, this is a fascinating look into the operation of our unique social enterprise. 

Tours are approximately 30 minutes in duration and are delivered Monday-Friday, but preference is given to Tuesday and Thursday. The cost is $50 including GST, for up to 25 individuals, which is payable on the day of the tour. Why not think about ending your tour with a creative reuse workshop? Tour guidelines and bookings are available by emailing the Education Coordinator