Is Home Education Legal In Australia?

Yes. Home Education is legal to practice in Australia.

There is provision in the Education Act of each state and territory in Australia for parents or guardians of children between the ages 5-6 to a registration period including over 17 years of age.

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Here is a list of all the legislation and regulations that determine your rights as a home educator.

Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

New South Wales (NSW)

Queensland (QLD)

Victoria (VIC)

  • Education Act 2006
  • Home schooling – as form of compulsory attendance at school 2.1.1 – disclosure of information regarding 4.9.4 – information for school attendance officers 5.8.5 – protection of details of students registered for 4.9.1- registration of students for 4.3.9 – review of decisions regarding 4.8.1

Tasmania (TAS)

South Australia (SA)

Western Australia (WA)

Northern Territory (NT)

There is an academic resource by Glenda Jackson and Sonia Allan, published 2010 which discusses issues of registration and legislation in Australia on home education.

Ed Consult. Supporting Home Educators Across Australia.

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