Defence childcare centres
Children of mobile Defence families can receive priority of access to Defence childcare centres around Australia. Defence Community Organisation (DCO) also provides individual case management to help parents with childcare placement. For more information click here.
More childcare resources
There are a number of childcare facilities in Alice Springs. The resources below may help you locate the right childcare service for your family.
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.
- Click here to see helpful enrolment information for NT schools.