Relocating as a family

Perth is a great place for families with plenty of family-friendly activities, venues and facilities. Read about what you need to consider if you are thinking about moving to Australia as a family.


Enjoy a great family lifestyle

Perth is known as a very family-friendly city. With beaches, parks, playgrounds, Perth Zoo, a world-class aquarium AQWA, nature reserves, play centres and more, there’s always plenty to do.

Find things to do in and around Perth

Sending your children to school

You can enrol your school aged children in public or private schools, provided the school has the capacity to accept them.

If you are studying a Bachelor’s degree and have children of school-going age, you will need a Confirmation of Placement from TAFE International to secure your child’s dependent visa.

If you are enrolled in a Masters or PhD course

You could be eligible to enrol your children into a public primary school or secondary school and pay the same fees as local students if you are studying either Masters or PhD on a 500 visa subclass (or the previous 573 or 574 visa sub-classes if you are an existing student).

This is provided that the school has been approved by the Department of Education to enrol overseas students, has vacancies and runs an appropriate education program.

You need to submit a completed request for placement form. This form:

  • Must be submitted to apply for schooling in public primary and secondary schools
  • Must be sent to International Admissions and never directly to the school.

Please note, if your application is successful, your children will be placed in schools with spare capacity. This may not be your choice of local school.

Find out more through TAFE International

If you are completing an undergraduate course

If you are studying an undergraduate course and have school-aged children, you will need a Confirmation of Placement from TAFE International to secure your child’s dependent visa.

To apply, you will need to provide:

  • A completed Confirmation of Placement Request Form
  • The Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) letter for you as the primary visa holder
  • A copy of your passport details page
  • A copy of your child/children’s passport details page

Please note, the Confirmation of Placement does not guarantee the enrolment of your children in a WA school. When you arrive in Perth you will need to complete the Overseas Fee Paying Students Application Form.

Find out more through TAFE International

If you are studying at one of our partner institutions

If you are studying at one of our partner institutions, please contact International Admissions to discuss your options.

Our partners are:

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