Alice Springs is the spirited outback centre of Australia offering a rich history, diverse cultures and strong community connection.

It is a significant Aboriginal place that is home to unique biodiversity values, stunning landscapes and one of the oldest living cultures in the world.

Alice Springs is the third largest town in the Northern Territory and has a population of approximately 28,500. The town is located along the banks of the usually dry, Todd River and is home to more than 120 community events each year including the iconic Rotary Henley on the Todd Regatta, night markets, Finke Desert Race, Masters Games, Red Centre Nats, Alice Desert Festival, the Beanie Festival, and Desert Song Festival.

Alice Springs is a dynamic town, offering diverse retail and services, as well as quality health, education, recreation, leisure and entertainment.

It offers a wide variety of early childhood, primary and secondary teaching opportunities in both urban and remote settings.

Our schools have high-quality staff and offer innovative programs where learning is encouraged in safe and secure environments. We incorporate the uniqueness of the land and the culture of the region into the classroom experience.

Life as a teacher in Alice is best suited for educators who are professionally driven by the enthusiasm to make a difference in the lives of our students so every child has the opportunity to engage, grow and achieve.

For more information on what it’s like teaching and living in the Alice region, please contact Department of Education HR on (08) 8951 1692 or

Download – Booklet Teach in the Alice