Supporting the independent education community

Recreational services

Powerhouse Museum

Free Entry To Powerhouse Museum For IEU Members
For the first time the Powerhouse Museum is providing IEU members free general entry.
Prepare for your next Powerhouse excursion and explore the diverse collection of over 385,000 objects that explore science, design and history. Simply present proof of professional status, such as your membership card, on your next visit.

Teachers can also visit the Powerhouse Discovery Centre and Sydney Observatory (general daytime entry) for free.

Please note there may be a fee for entry into special exhibitions. For more information call 9217 0222, email or visit


Members now have access to to stay with Toga Hotels Group - comprising  Adina Apartment Hotels, Medina Serviced Apartments, Vibe Hotels and Travelodge Hotels throughout Australia, New Zealand and Europe. 

Toga Hotels Booking Options
To access Independent Education Union Preferred Corporate Rates, you have the following options:
You can book your corporate rates online via our website by following the below instructions:
a. i.   Log onto our website and select your preferred Hotel or Location, and the Check-in and Check-out dates.
Click on the Special Codes option that is situated just above the Search button, and enter your Corporate ID into the Promo Code/Corp. Account section.
Your Corporate ID is: TH2346217
a.       ii. Alternatively you can use the following link which will automatically sign you in to your company profile where you will be able to select your preferred hotel or location.
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b.  Click on the Search or Check Availability button
c.  The hotel page will then display all of our hotels situated in the location you are requesting. From here, select the hotel you require. NB. If you have selected a specific hotel in step a. this page will not display.
d.  The hotel availability page will now display showing your company's Preferred Corporate Rates, the hotel's best available rate, the advance purchase pre-paid packages and other promotional packages that are available under each room type.
e. Now continue through the booking process and complete the reservation form. To finalise the reservation, simply enter your credit card details into the payment options section. This is a guarantee method only unless an advance purchase, pre-paid package has been selected.
f.  A confirmation for the traveller will then be generated and emailed directly to you.
You can contact the hotel of your choice directly and quote to the in-house reservations department that you are from Independent Education Union. They will then access your Preferred Corporate Rates and make the reservation for you.
You can telephone our Central Reservations department anytime on 13 TOGA (13 86 42) and quote that you are from Independent Education Union. They will then access your Preferred Corporate Rates and make the reservation for you.


Car Rental


With regard to the corporate rentals for NSW/ACT, attached is a copy of the rate sheets for both Avis and Budget passenger vehicles.
These rates can be accessed by the travel booker quoting the discount numbers when making all booking requests: DISCOUNT NUMBERS (members only)  

Please note, as both discount numbers access the current NSW Government contracts, all rentals MUST be for business purposes only related to IEU. All staff, personal or member rentals need to be via the links provided below.


Click here to compare rates and make your reservation.

Qantas Frequent Flyer program:

For more information about earning points with Avis visit


Click here to compare rates and make your reservation.

NRMA / Motoring Discounts for car hire

NRMA members may find some rates lower if bookings are made through the NRMA.

Union Members Wine Club

This is a mail order club available to members only. Brochures including an application form are available from the IEU office. Membership is free and there is no obligation to buy. The wine club can be contacted on 1800 062 626.

Workers Educational Association Sydney

The WEA adult and community education college offers IEU members concessionary rates (generally 10% off) the whole range of courses on offer. Courses range from from humanities, languages and arts, to computer, business and vocational training. The concession is only available to enrolments made in person or by phone or fax.

Visit for course info or call 02 9264 2781.

National Capital Teachers' Pass

Teachers can access a number of venues in Canberra at a discount: