Schools in Launceston, Tasmania

In Tasmania, Government schools are called public schools and the school your children attend will be determined by where you live. Fee paying schools are called private or independent schools, with fees varying between schools, although in general they charge significantly less than in other parts of Australia.

Following is a list of all schools in the Launceston area, with links to school websites.


Private (independent) Schools

Community Christian Academy

  • Location: Newstead
  • Primary and Secondary school
  • Coeducational
  • Christian


John Calvin School

  • Location: Howick Street, Launceston
  • Primary and Secondary school
  • Coeducational
  • Free Reformed


Launceston Christian School

  • Location: Riverside
  • Primary and Secondary school
  • Coeducational
  • Christian


Launceston Church Grammar School

  • Location: Launceston and Mowbray
  • Primary and Secondary school
  • Coeducational
  • Anglican
  • Boarding


Scotch Oakburn College

  • Location: Newstead
  • Primary and Secondary school
  • Coeducational
  • Uniting Church
  • Boarding


The Launceston Preparatory School

  • Location: Elphin Road, Launceston
  • Primary school
  • Coeducational
  • Non-denominational


Catholic Schools

Larmenier School

  • Location: St Leonards
  • Primary
  • Coeducational


Sacred Heart School

  • Location: Bourke St, Launceston
  • Primary
  • Coeducational


St Anthony’s School

  • Location: Riverside
  • Primary
  • Coeducational


St Finn Barr’s Catholic School

  • Location: Invermay
  • Primary
  • Coeducational


St Thomas More’s School

  • Location: Newstead
  • Primary
  • Coeducational


St Patrick’s College

  • Location: Prospect
  • Secondary
  • Coeducational


Star of the Sea College

  • Location: George Town
  • Primary and Secondary
  • Coeducational



Government Schools

For information on each Government School, refer to the Department of Education’s School Directory.


Primary Schools

Beaconsfield Primary School

Bracknell Primary School

East Launceston Primary School

Exeter Primary School

Glen Dhu Primary School

Hagley Farm Primary School

Invermay Primary School

Longford Primary School

Mayfield Primary School

Mowbray Heights Primary School

Norwood Primary School

Perth Primary School

Punchbowl Primary School

Ravenswood Heights Primary School

Riverside Primary School

Rocherlea Primary School

South George Town Primary School

St Leonards Primary School

Summerdale Primary School


Secondary Schools

Kings Meadows High School

Prospect High School

Queechy High School

Riverside High School

Cressy District High School

Exeter High School

Lilydale District School

Port Dalrymple School


Combined Primary and Secondary Schools

Northern Support School


Colleges (grade 11 and 12)

Launceston College

Newstead College



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  1. [email protected]'s gone 2 Aus October 3, 2013 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    This is really useful info, enjoying your blog and hoping to get to Tassie for a holiday one day!
    All the best,

    • Jo October 3, 2013 at 10:30 pm - Reply

      Hi Sarah – great to hear from you. Yes you must get to Tassie one day! – Jo

  2. Mark December 5, 2013 at 4:54 pm - Reply

    Hi Jo just like you to know there is another primary school in George Town its called Port Dalrymple it goes upto grade 10 we found this school just last week when we moved here from Queensland Loving it so far Thanks Mark & Vicki

    • Jo December 5, 2013 at 5:04 pm - Reply

      Hi Mark and Vicki,
      Thanks, I shall add it to the list as not too too far away from Launceston (for mainlanders at least!!).
      I hope you enjoy your move to Tassie.


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