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Home Education


In the Australian Capital Territory all home educated children must be registered with the ACT Education Directorate (the Directorate) in accordance with the Education Act 2004 (the Act).

ACT Home Education Requirements

Under the Education Act 2004 the parent(s) of a child registered for home education must:

Further Information

For further information about home education registration in the ACT, please see Frequently asked Questions – Home Education Registration in the ACT – 2019 word icon (1Mb),
Frequently asked Questions – Home Education Registration in the ACT – 2019 pdf icon (952kb),

To speak with a Home Education Liaison Officer Phone: +61 2 6205 5429

To request a home education registration application form: Education Directorate Contact Form

Home Education Amendments November 2019

The government debated and passed amendments to home education in the November 2019 sittings. Commencement is expected in 2020 once work is completed to administer the changes.

The changes passed in the Legislative Assembly to home education are:

The Directorate will engage with the home education community to prepare for commencement of the changes in 2020.