ICPA lobbies for equity in education for rural and remote children from birth to tertiary with a team of Federal Councilors working on the various issues under specialist portfolios.

Click on the portfolio you are interested in and learn more about the issues facing rural and remote students and what ICPA is endeavouring to do to overcome this.

Learn more about ICPA's current issues.

Boarding Schools / School Term Hostels

For many families throughout rural and remote Australia, the decision to send their child to boarding school is a difficult one. ICPA has long compaigned for affordable access to an equitable education… Read more


Communication is an essential component of the life of a rural and remote student. Many can only access their education provider via satellite technology which is not a comparable service to what is available… Read more

Distance Education

For many rural and remote children the only form of education available due to geographical location is via distance education. ICPA seeks a distance education service for Foundation to Year 12 for rural… Read more

Early Childhood, Education and Care

ICPA seeks to ensure that an appropriate and affordable range of early childhood programs and child care be available to support children and families who live in rural and remote areas. This includes… Read more


Engaging in a tertiary education at an institution of choice should be an option for all rural and remote students who have the ability, ambition, motivation and aspiration to pursue their goals regardless… Read more