Clarence Valley Environmental Learning Facility (ELF)

The Clarence Valley Environmental Learning Facility (ELF) is a centre that aims to improve environmental awareness within the community with a major focus on sustainable lifestyle choices. It's particularly suited to schools, but it may also be of interest to community groups and the general public.

Dirt girl scrappy boy and Costa outside the Clarence ELFInteractive Displays

The ELF has a large display area fitted out with interactive learning material highlighting the Clarence’s fabulous natural environment. Key themes include biodiversity, water, waste and sustainability all aimed at motivating and inspiring visitors to explore and learn how to appreciate and protect our environment.

Meeting room facilities

Meeting room facilities are available to schools, community organisations and Government Departments. The meeting room contains a ‘Commbox’ interactive touchscreen for presentations, a white board and seating for up to 50 people. Kitchen facilities are available, including a fridge, microwave and tea and coffee making facilities.

Waste Management Infrastructure

The ELF is located on the Grafton Regional Landfill & Resource Recovery site that features state of the art composting and recycling facilities as well as the active landfill. Tours of these facilities add to the learning opportunities.

School programs

Costas childrenA wide range of environmental school tours, workshops and hands on learning activities can be facilitated at the ELF. Schools are also welcome to utilise the facility to undertake their own learning programs. 

Download the Eco Schools Activities brochure


The ELF is located at the Grafton Regional Landfill and Resource Recovery site at 704 Armidale Road, South Grafton.

How to book the facility

To find out more and to arrange a visit please contact Council’s Environmental Education Officer.

Email: or P: 02 6643 0200

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