Administration of public education

Up until 1866 the government school system was controlled by the Board of National Education. However, from 1867 to April 1880 government schools in NSW were managed by the Council of Education, and from May 1880 by the Department of Education.

Visit the webpages below for a full list of regional offices, along with the names of ministers and heads of departments and their periods of office:


  • Historical
  • School operations

Business Unit:

  • Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation
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