2022 Commonwealth School Census collection notice

The Australian Government provides funding to Australian schools under the Australian Education Act 2013 (AE Act). The AE Act and the associated Australian Education Regulation 2013 (the AE Regulation) require that a school authority provides the Australian Government with certain information about the school, its staff, and the student body to ensure the school’s funding is properly calculated and appropriately managed. This information will be collected by the Department of Education, Skills, and Employment on behalf of the Australian Government on Friday 5 August.

Any personal information collected is protected by law, including the Privacy Act 1988, and will be handled in accordance with that Act, the AE Act, and the AE Regulation.

The 2022 Non-Government School Census collection notice, including what, and why, information is collected, and who receives this information, is available to download.

If you have questions about the collection of information about schools by the Australian Government under the Australian Education Act 2013, please contact Recurrent Assistance for Schools via schools@dese.gov.au.