The Australian Capital Territory's non-government school sector consists of schools from a range of educational and/or religious philosophies. The variety of schools in the sector reflects the diversity of the community in the ACT and caters for the preferences of parents for a particular style of education for their children.
There are 48 non-government schools comprising 19 independent schools and 29 Catholic systemic schools registered to operate in the ACT. A list of all non-government schools in the ACT may be found on the Non-government Schools page.
Information about non-government schools in the ACT may also be obtained from the Catholic Education Archdiocese Canberra and Goulburn or the Association of Independent Schools of the ACT .
Registration and regulation of ACT non-government schools
ACT non-government schools are registered in accordance with the Education Act 2004 which requires non-government schools to be registered or provisionally registered before operating as a school or commencing the education of a child at any educational level, and to comply with the conditions of registration outlined in S. 91 of the Education Act 2004 .
Information about the registration and regulation of ACT Non-government Schools may be requested in writing through the ACT Education Directorate Contact Form
Complaints about ACT non-government schools
Complaints about the registration, administration, management and operation of a non-government school should be raised with the school.
If you wish to notify the Registrar of non-government schools of your concerns regarding compliance with the conditions of registration this notification may be made through the ACT Education Directorate Contact Form