As part of the NSW Teacher Supply Strategy, the NSW Department of Education is launching the Supporting Rural Beginners Program.

The program will commence as a pilot in Term 1, 2023 and will be available to teachers who are moving or have recently moved to live in a new community and start work in an eligible rural, remote or regional school.

Program participants will be supported by the department with a range of resources and financial benefits to build social and professional connections within the community.

The Support for Rural Beginners Program will benefit participants, participating schools and local communities.

Benefits and support
  • $600 one-off allowance to be used on social connection activities
  • School and community orientation
  • Induction resources
  • Professional learning opportunities
Networking opportunities
  • Connect with fellow program participants and existing local networks
  • Attend events, webinars and in-person meetings
Participating Principal Networks
  • Far West
  • Mitchell
  • West Wyalong
  • Western Plains
  • Barwon
  • Mooki
  • Select Connected Communities

More information

Review the frequently asked questions for more information on eligibility and program details.

Contact the program team via

Expression of Interest

Submit your expression of interest to participate in the program.

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