Where We Place

Teach For Australia places Associates exclusively in schools serving low-socioeconomic communities, working in the regions that need the most support.

While we recruit Associates from across the country, our Leadership Development Program currently operates in schools in Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania, the Northern Territory and South Australia. Placement regions within these states and territories are broken down into metro, regional, and outer regional or rural areas.

When joining our program you’ll be invited to share your location preferences with us and we’ll then work to find you a suitable placement in one of our partner schools.

Where we place – Leadership Development Program

Northern Territory

Although the Territory is vast, the Associate and Alumni community is close, with thriving communities in and around Darwin, Katherine, Alice Springs and Tennant Creek, as well as more remote locations such as Maningrida in Arnhem Land.

Placements in Darwin and surrounds consists of suburban Darwin, Palmerston and Humpty Doo.

NT regional hub placements include larger regional hubs such as Katherine (Top End) and Alice Springs (Central).

NT remote and very remote placements are in remote communities and isolated towns in Arnhem Land and the Barkly Region.

South Australia

We placed our first Associates through our Leadership Development Program in South Australia in 2021.

South Australian placements are in regional centres and rural towns from Roxby Downs, Port Lincoln (Eyre Peninsula) up through Whyalla, Port Augusta and Port Pirie (Spencer Gulf) and Mount Gambier.


Teach For Australia places Associate teachers in a diverse range of schools and varied communities across Tasmania, ranging from larger regional centres such as Hobart or Launceston, through to a more remote environment on Tasmania’s West Coast.

Placements are available in Tasmania Hobart, Launceston and surrounding areas.

Tasmania regional placements are in the north central coast of Tasmania (excluding Launceston), the north-west and east coast.

Tasmania outer regional placements are in Queenstown (west coast Tasmania).


Teach For Australia’s story started in Victoriathe first placement state for our Leadership Development Program.

Melbourne placements are in Melbourne metropolitan area and surrounding suburbs, from Hoppers Crossing and Melton in the west to Whittlesea in the north, Narre Warren in the south east and Mornington Peninsula in the South.

Victoria regional city placements are in regional cities and surrounding areas, including towns such as Bendigo, Geelong, Horsham, Mildura, Shepparton and Warrnambool.

Victoria regional town placements include towns spread across Victoria with populations ranging from 100-10,000 people, in regions from the South-West Coast, the Mallee, High Country and East Gippsland.

Western Australia

Western Australia is our fastest-growing placement state, where the challenges and opportunities differ widely between regions.

Perth and surrounds includes bustling suburbs to quieter semi-rural areas. This area is divided into the South and North Metropolitan education regions.

WA regional placements ranges from small cities, larger regional towns, small rural towns and small towns, all exist across the Mid West, Wheatbelt, South-west, Kalgoorlie and Esperance regions.

WA remote & very remote placements are in regions such as the Pilbara and the Kimberley.