Bringing school-age children

School attendance is compulsory in Australia if your child is aged between six and seventeen years old. Australia has two main types of schools:

  • Government / State – these are public schools
  • Private / Independent – these are private schools

It is an Immigration requirement that school-age dependents of international students attend formal schooling while in Australia.

You must provisionally enrol your child in a school before leaving your home country and you may be required to pay the school fees 12 months in advance.

For more information on how to apply to enrol your child at a school in New South Wales click here.