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 Hobart. The resources below may help you locate the right childcare service for your family.
TAS School Terms
Click here to see the school terms observed in TAS from 2019-2020.
- Click here to see helpful enrolment information for TAS schools.
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.
The Tasmanian Government provides schooling for students from four years of age. Beginning in Kindergarten (non-compulsory), students continue their education through Primary School, Junior High School, and Senior High School. Tasmanian students must complete 12 years of formal schooling to achieve a nationally-recognised Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE).
The Australian Schools Directory is a helpful tool to search for all primary and secondary schools in the region.
Independent Schools Tasmania provides a guide to independent schools in Tasmania.
The Private Schools Directory directs you to all private schools throughout Hobart and the rest of Tasmania.
Hobart is also home to Tasmania’s main tertiary institution, the University of Tasmania.