Education for dependants


ACT Government schools

Your local public school has a place for your child to learn, develop and reach their potential from Preschool through to Year 12.

Permanent residents

Provisional / temporary visa holders

All Canberra resident children who are not Australian citizens or permanent residents must pay international student tuition fees at ACT government schools unless the ACT Education Directorate (ACTED) agree to waive the tuition fee.

ACTED may agree to waive the tuition fee for dependents of an ACT nominated visa holder.

Provisional 491 visa

Provisional Business 188 visa

IEU Contacts

Contact the International Education Unit within ACTED and request a waiver of the tuition fee in writing. You MUST attach a copy of the Skills Canberra letter or email approving ACT nomination of your Subclass 491 visa or your subclass 188 visa.