Cooler Classrooms Program

Release date: 26 July 2018

The NSW Government is investing record amounts into public school infrastructure for students and communities.

We are committed to providing students with healthy and comfortable learning environments. That’s why we’ve invested $500 million to provide a sustainable air conditioning program for NSW schools.

We will prioritise schools in the hottest areas of the State by air conditioning classrooms and libraries at schools with a mean maximum January temperature of 30°C and above.

This record investment will also benefit schools with temperatures below 30°C who can apply for funding to receive air conditioning in their classrooms and libraries.

As part of this work, we will assess each school’s need for air conditioning, the current state of any existing air conditioning or air cooling installed and the works that may be required to provide new systems or to replace existing systems.

Eligible Schools

What is the January temperature of my school?

To learn the mean maximum January temperature of your school, type your school name in the search box on the homepage.

What do schools above 30°C need to do?

Schools 30⁰C and above don’t need to do anything. School Infrastructure NSW will be in touch with principals as the program rolls out.

What do schools below 30°C need to do?

Funding is available to all schools that have a mean maximum January temperature under 30°C. Applications for air conditioning in classrooms and libraries can be made by the principal online. Your local Asset Management Unit will be able to assist the principal with any questions or you can email School Infrastructure NSW at sinsw.coolerclassrooms@det.nsw.edu.au.

For more information on the program, download the Cooler Classrooms brochure.