Who is ACSSO?

As the Australian Council of State School Organisations (ACSSO), we represent the interests of the families and communities of more than 2.4 million children attending government schools in Australia. We are one of the oldest continuously operating parent organisations in Australia and possibly the world. We were formed in 1947 to bring together various state and territory parent groups to develop national policies reflecting the way families wanted public education to be offered for their children. Record of Office Bearers

Over time there have been some changes in the way our members in states and territory peak parent groups have approached national issues, so membership has occasionally varied. Currently we have six members. Each member nominates a Director to the Board. Scroll down to meet our team.


We believe that the primary obligation of governments, both Federal and State, is to establish and maintain government systems of education which:

  • engage with family and community at all levels of education;
  • are of the highest standard and open to all, irrespective of race, gender, religion, social-economic status, geographic location, or ability;
  • can respond to changing landscape of education in the 21st Century and respond and develop flexible and diverse programs necessary to meet student needs;
  • discriminates in favour of those schools and individual students who are challenged with disadvantage and/or disability.

In accordance with these principles, we have developed and continue to develop and update, detailed policies on a wide range of issues affecting children in schools.

ACSSO's PolicyACSSO's Constitution

ACSSO Ltd Regulations (as amended 23 November 2023)

Position Statements

Meet Our Team

ACSSO Life Members




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Werrington County,
NSW, Australia, 2747


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