28 July 2020
School fees for TSS visa holders
The relocation of a family on a TSS visa can be a stressful and complex process, particularly when children are involved. Parents (and their Australian employers) are often left considering school options at the last minute. While Government schools are free for all Australian citizens and permanent residents, each State and Territory have legislated to allow for the charging of fees to overseas students who wish to attend a Government-run school, and this includes the dependants of TSS visa holders.
The Department of Education of each State or Territory regulates overseas student eligibility for enrolment and all tuition and non-tuition fees.
The table below summarises the main costs for the 2020-2021 school years where these figures have been provided by the relevant State or Territory. This is a dynamic area of state legislation so we anticipate these figures are subject to change with little notice. If you have any questions in relation to dependant school-age children, please contact your Ajuria advisor.
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