Defence childcare centres
Defence Community Organisation (DCO) has a range of programs to support the availability of childcare services to Defence families, who might face difficulties in sourcing childcare.
Defence families facing difficulties accessing childcare, such as when they move to a new area or change their work or care arrangements, can now also access an individual case management service to help them find childcare. For more information click here.
DCO provides a range of services and resources for Defence children to assist with the transition between schools and education systems when families move, and to provide support for the unique needs of Defence students. You can find information on schooling, including aides and mentors on the DCO website on Education or Your Community pages.
Alice Springs offers a wide range of primary, secondary and tertiary education opportunities, with nineteen government and non-government schools/colleges, including two dedicated to Indigenous students, and seven preschools.
Visit the NT Government Education Directory to search for schools in Alice Springs.
- The Australian Schools Directory is a helpful tool to search for all primary and secondary schools in the region.
NT School Terms
Click here to see the school terms observed in the NT during 2019 & 2020.
Click here to see helpful enrolment information for NT schools.