Education Council Membership

Membership of the Education Council includes state, territory, Australian Government and New Zealand Ministers with portfolio responsibility for school education, early childhood and/or higher education, as nominated by their respective First Ministers.

Current Education Council Membership

Australian Government (Chair)
The Hon Dan Tehan MP,
Minister for Education 

Northern Territory
The Hon. Selena Uibo MLA,
Minister for Education


Australian Capital Territory

Ms Yvette Berry MLA,
Minister for Education and Early Childhood Development


The Hon Jeremy Rockliff MP, 
Minister for Education and Training

South Australia
The Hon John Gardner MP,
Minister for Education

The Hon Grace Grace MP, 
Minister for Education

New South Wales
The Hon Sarah Mitchell MLC,
Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning 

The Hon James Merlino MP,
Minister for Education


Western Australia
The Hon Suzanne Ellery MLC 
Minister for Education and Training

New Zealand
The Hon Chris Hipkins MP
Minister of Education

Western Australia
The Hon Simone McGurk MLA
Minister for Community Services



Last updated 28 March 2018


Council of Australian Governments (COAG):

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Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA):

Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL):

Education Services Australia (ESA):