Professional associations


National Boarding Schools Associations

The Australian Boarding Schools Association (ABSA): ABSA is an organisation that seeks to promote high standards of residential care for children of school age.

Isolated Children’s Parents’ Association of Australia (ICPA): The ICPA works to improve access to education and quality educational services for students from less populated regions. ICPA Australia is the federal body.

Boarding Australia: An association for house parents, committees, staff and interested organisations representing boarding facilities Australia-wide. It is an excellent source of information relating to boarding facilities and the care of young people.

New South Wales Boarding Schools Associations

Catholic Education Commission NSW: The commission is a good starting point for those looking for more information about New South Wales’ Catholic schools and their boarding options.

Association of Independent Schools of NSW: AIS NSW represents independent schools throughout the state. It provides a good starting point for finding information about boarding opportunities at these schools.

Queensland Boarding Schools Associations

Queensland Catholic Education Commission: The commission is a good starting point for those looking for more information about Queensland’s Catholic schools and their boarding options.

Independent Schools Queensland: ISQ represents independent schools throughout the state. It provides a good starting point for finding information about boarding opportunities at these schools.

Victorian Boarding Schools Associations

Catholic Education Melbourne: Catholic Education Melbourne is a good initial research base for those looking for more information about Victoria’s Catholic schools and their boarding options.


Independent Schools Victoria (ISV)
: ISV represents independent schools throughout the state. It could be a good starting point for information about boarding opportunities at these schools.

Read about the facilities at the Victorian boarding schools below:

Geelong Grammar School

Genazzano FCJ College

Huntingtower School

Melbourne Girls Grammar

Melbourne Grammar School

Methodist Ladies' College (MLC)

Presbyterian Ladies' College (PLC)

Scotch College

St Catherine's School

The Kilmore International School

Xavier College

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