If you are coming to study in Australia with children, please note that it is compulsory for them to attend school.
Schooling in Australia typically starts with a preparatory year followed by 12 years of primary and secondary school, and is mandatory until age 15 or 16, depending on the state or territory. Australia offers government and non government schools. Some schools are co-educational, teaching boys and girls; others teach girls only or boys only. Most have uniforms.
If you bring your family with you on your student visa, you will be required to enrol any school aged children into a school, and you will likely be charged full fees. The amount will vary depending on the age and school. Private schools are generally more expensive. Most schools accept students who live nearby, so research schools and housing at the same time.
Visit www.studyinaustralia.gov.au for more information on schooling in Australia.