Approved Education Authority - Australian Government


You will require this approval if you intend to receive Government funding to operate a public or private school. You are able to receive authority approval for more than one school.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this approval you must:

  • specify each school the application is made for
  • specify the location of each school
  • specify the level of education provided at the location
  • complete the application form
  • be a body corporate or a body politic
  • be a fit and proper person
  • be financially viable.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.




Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

No fees are required.

Act(s) name

Australian Education Act 2013 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Australian Education Regulations 2013 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Education and Training


Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Enquiries, School Funding


Department of Education and Training

Operating address: 50 Marcus Clarke Street
Australian Capital Territory 2601
Mailing address: GPO BOX 9880
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 1300 566 046
Website: Schooling (Opens in new window)