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This information is about school enrolments for families on subclass 457 or 482 visas. Note that students attending certain schools in regional South Australia (PDF 213KB) will not pay the temporary resident student fee from 1 January 2019.
For information about international student enrolments please visit our International Educational Services website.
Step 1 - approach a school
Most government schools are zoned and where your children go to school will depend on where you live. For information about enrolling at your local school please contact the school directly.
You can find government schools in your area on the find a school or service page.
Enrolment will be offered based on the school and preschool enrolment policy and the school’s specific capacity management plan if applicable.
Step 2 - temporary resident student registration
Complete an online temporary resident student registration form that includes every child applying for enrolment in a South Australian government school for which the 457 and 482 visa student contribution fee is payable. If you wish to enrol your child in a non-government school, you should contact the school to determine enrolment procedures and costs.
Step 3 - pay the temporary resident student fee
You can nominate to pay the fee upfront annually or in weekly, fortnightly, monthly or per term instalments via BPay, BPoint or direct debit. Our payment page has more information about payment options.
Once a payment has been received the department will issue a confirmation of registration letter via email.
Step 4 - provide the school with all documents
You must provide the confirmation of registration letter to the school where your children are enrolled.
A general school enrolment form is completed for each child at the respective school they will be attending. This form will be provided by South Australian government schools.
The school will still collect a separate materials and services charge, the amount charged varying between schools.
Step 5 - update your information
Complete the change in details form online to update your address, contact details, visa status and school, or to register another child at a later date.
Temporary resident student fee administration
Phone: (08) 8226 7598
Email: Education.TempVisaStudents [at] sa.gov.au