Temporary Resident (Dependant) Program

If you are moving to Tasmania on a temporary visa, your children can study at a Tasmanian Government School.

You can apply through the Temporary Resident Program (TRP).

How can I apply?

Parents on a Temporary Visa must:

What fees must I pay?*

Please refer to the Visas at Glance document to view which visas require the payment of application and/or tuition fees for Tasmanian Government School enrolment.

Important Notes:

  1. A non-refundable application fee of AU $150 per student will be charged for all new applications.
  2. New students must pay the first for two (2) terms before they can enrol.

Fees for Schools (Prep to Year 12):

All prices are in Australian Dollars (AUD).

2023 Tuition Fees
Full year – $7,600
Per term – $1,900
Per week – $190**


*Fees are subject to change.
Evidence of visa will be required upon application to confirm your tuition fee rate.

**Weekly tuition fees only apply if a student is not enrolled for a complete school term.

Tuition fees for kindergarten enrolment are 50% of the above rates.

491 and 494 visa holders pay 50% of the tuition fees above.

You can request an instalment plan once your child has completed two terms.

School levies are fees charged by a school and are separate from tuition fees. Families pay levies directly to the school ($300-$750/ year).


  • Study on a visitor visa requires payment of tuition fees at the full fee-paying rate.
  • Children staying in Australia after the visitor visa expiry can enrol through the TRP initially (proof of new visa application required).
  • When a bridging visa becomes active, TRP tuition fees will apply.

When can I enrol my child?

You can enrol your children at any time of the year. The school year consists of four terms (refer to term dates) and includes students in:

  • Primary school – Kindergarten to Year 6
  • Secondary (High) school – Years 7-10
  • Senior Secondary (College) – Years 11-12

Children are of legal school age the calendar year they turn 6.

Where can I enrol my child?

Students can enrol at their local school. You can find your local intake school here.

Will my child receive English language support?

The English as an Additional Language (EAL) Service can assess TRP Students. EAL provides support if required.

What if my situation changes?

You must inform GETI if your child:

  • changes address
  • is granted a new visa
  • intends to transfer to another Tasmanian Government School
  • intends to leave school

Please contact GETI directly if you have any questions about the Temporary Resident Program.

Related Information

Visas at a Glance (PDF 936KB) document lists visas and whether tuition fees and levies are required.

Temporary Resident Program (TRP) Dependant – Refund Policy (PDF 484KB)

Temporary Resident Program (TRP) – Tuition Fee Relief Policy and Process (COVID-19 specific) (PDF 490KB)

Tuition Fee Relief Calculator – See if your family is eligible to apply for Tuition Fee Relief.