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Western Australian Government schools

The following information relates to children who will hold a student visa (500). If your child will not, please view our Dependants of visa holders page.


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About Western Australian Government schools

Western Australian (WA) Government schools deliver high quality education programs and support international students to achieve academic success with a range of study pathways and internationally recognised curriculum. 

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Application process for children who will hold a student visa (500)

The minimum enrolment period for a child student visa holder is two school terms. In Western Australia, students on a 500 or 571 student visa can apply to study at a WA Government school from Year 1 to Year 12. View list of Government schools approved to accept international students

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WA Government school term dates

Dates for primary and secondary students in WA Government schools. All dates are inclusive.
​Term ​1​31 January –
28 March
5 February –
11 April
​Term 2​​15 April –
28 June
28 April –
4 July
​Term 3​​15 July –
20 September
21 July –
26 September
​Term 4​​​7 October –
12 December
13 October –
18 December

*  These dates do not include three school development days that are scheduled by schools and students do not attend.
** Preliminary dates only, still to be confirmed.

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Last updated on May 10, 2024