Department contacts

Find contacts throughout the NSW Department of Education.

NSW Department of Education

Head office switchboard
1300 679 332
NSW Department of Education


Aboriginal education and communities

Support, leadership, advocacy and advice about education and training for Aboriginal students and communities.
Phone: 02 9244 5393
Fax: 02 9244 5365
aboriginal.programs@det.nsw.edu.au
Aboriginal education and communities


Aboriginal Affairs NSW

Aboriginal Affairs provides strategic policy advice and advocacy for the Aboriginal people of NSW.
1800 019 998
enquiries@aboriginalaffairs.nsw.gov.au
Aboriginal Affairs NSW


Adult migrant English service (course information)

Language and literacy tuition for newly-arrived migrants across metropolitan and rural centres.
1800 114 707
Adult Migrant English Service (AMES)


Assisted School Travel Program (students with special needs)

Transport services for students enrolled in special schools and support classes or placed in regular classes for students who are mobility dependent.
1300 338 278
Assisted School Travel Program


Complaints, compliments, suggestions

How to make a complaint about services provided by schools and the department's corporate offices.
Complaints, compliments, suggestions


Correspondence handling statement

Information about corresponding with the department's Ministers and Secretary.
Correspondence handling statement


Disability support

For individuals with disabilities and their carers, from early childhood to training on the job.
Phone: 9244 5085
Fax: 9266 8527
disability.support@det.nsw.edu.au
Disability support


Disability programs (school students)

Information and resources for school students with special needs
Disability programs
disability.support@det.nsw.edu.au
Phone: contact your local school regional office.


Distance education

Access and equity provisions for rural and isolated students
02 6334 8072
Distance education


Early childhood education and care

Regulation of the operation of early childhood education and care services for children from birth through to and including school age.
Early childhood education and care


Employment - teaching

Want to become a teacher?
1300 300 498
teachNSW@det.nsw.edu.au
teach.nsw

Teacher leave and pay enquiries
Contact EDConnect
1300 32 32 32
EDConnect (staff only)

Teacher employment enquiries:
Phone 1300 300 498
Website: teach.nsw

Teacher Scholarship Program
Phone 1300 301 435


Employment - non-teaching staff

General careers enquiries
Careers

Non-teaching leave and pay enquiries – all areas
Contact EDConnect
1300 32 32 32
EDConnect (staff only)

School recruitment (non-teaching)
Contact EDConnect
1300 32 32 32
EDConnect (staff only)


Higher School Certificate (HSC)

The NSW Education Standards Authority manages the Higher School Certificate.
records@nesa.nsw.edu.au


History of New South Wales government schools

For general enquiries please contact
History of New South Wales government schools
1300 972 196
info@cese.nsw.gov.au
History of New South Wales government schools


Home schooling in NSW

The NSW Education Standards Authority administers the home schooling registration process.
Phone: 02 9367 8149
homeschooling@nesa.nsw.edu.au
Home schooling registration


Information access (formerly Freedom of Information)

Find out about public access to department information.
02 9561 8100
iaunit@det.nsw.edu.au
Information access


International students

NSW Government schools - International Students Program
For holders of student visas (subclass 571P) - enrolment enquiries
Phone: +61 2 8289 4777
isc@det.nsw.edu.au
DEC International schools

NSW Government schools - Temporary Residents Program
For holders of visitor, dependent student, bridging or other temporary resident visas - enrolment enquiries
Phone: +61 1300 300 229
tempvisa@det.nsw.edu.au
DEC International temporary residents

NSW Government schools - study tours
For groups of school-aged students or adults wishing to visit NSW Government schools
Phone: +61 2 8293 6910
studytours@det.nsw.edu.au
DEC International study tours


Media

The department's media unit handles all education media-related enquiries.

Sydney
02 9561 8501

Illawarra and South East
02 4224 9095

Hunter Valley, Central Coast and North
02 4924 9982

New England, Riverina and Western NSW
02 6334 8080


Policies and procedures

Policies and related documents with a state-wide application including policy documents relevant for NSW public schools and the corporate directorate.
Policy library


Research

State education research approvals process (SERAP)
02 9244 5060
serap@det.nsw.edu.au


Safety and security

24-hour security hotline
1300 88 00 21


School sports

Sport-focused student program enquiries
02 9707 6900
School sport unit


Supplier and apprentice payment enquiries

Contact EDConnect
1300 32 32 32
EDConnect (staff only)


Teaching

Want to become a teacher?
1300 300 498
teachNSW@det.nsw.edu.au
teach.NSW

Teacher leave and pay enquiries
Contact EDConnect
1300 32 32 32
EDConnect (staff only)

Teacher employment enquiries
1300 300 498
teach.nsw

Teacher Scholarship Program
1300 301 435


Can't find the contact you're looking for?

Call the head office switchboard
1300 679 332
1300 NSW DEC

Postal address:  GPO Box 33, Sydney NSW 2001
Address: 35 Bridge Street, Sydney

NSW Department of Education

For enquiries about education and the school system, location of policy documents

Call the schools and community senior information officer
02 9561 8999
DECinfo@det.nsw.edu.au


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