Schools in Australia
In Australia there are almost 10,000 schools. Each of the Australian States and Territories New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Tasmania and the ACT, oversees its own education system with small variations. There are two main education sectors - Government schools and Non-Government schools (Private Schools). Non-Government schools are either Catholic schools or Independent schools. All Government schools are non-denominational. Most Independent schools have a religious affiliation, but some are non-denominational.
Most Australian schools are co-educational for boys and girls. There are only a few single-gender Government Secondary schools. Some Catholic and Independent schools are single-gender.