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Kimberley, Western Australia. Submitted by Sue Trinidad.

2018 RRR Photo Gallery

Broome, Western Australia. Submitted by Richard Lobb.

2018 RRR Photo Gallery

Katanning, Western Australia. Submitted by Susan Ledger.

2018 RRR Photo Gallery

Mount Barker, Western Australia. Submitted by Lyn Vernon.

Welcome to SPERA


Welcome to SPERA

The Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia (SPERA) consists of people who share a common concern and commitment to the maintenance and development of appropriate educational opportunities for rural communities in Australia. SPERA began in 1984 and has members in all Australian states and territories. The society holds an annual conference each year and produces regular newsletters and journals for its members.


2019 SPERA Conference!

Improving Rural Education: Connectedness, Communities & Collaboration

Where: QUT Kelvin Grove campus, Brisbane, Queensland

When: 2nd October to 4th October 2019

2 October:     Emerging Rural Scholars Summit (optional 1st day)
3-4 October:  2019 Spera Conference (2 days)



ISFIRE – International Symposium For Innovation in Rural Education

Symposium Details

Where: Perth, Scotland

When: 7th August to 9th August 2020

2020 ISFIRE Conference Theme:

‘Educating for Cultural Sustainability: Innovating for the Future’




SPERA Newsletter



Australian Rural Education Awards 2019

Call for Nominations Since 1994, the Australian Rural Education Award (AREA) has been awarded annually to an institution, organisation or industry to recognise excellence in rural education in Australia. Category…

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Attracting Teachers to Schools in Rural and Remote Areas in Australia

Region-related disparities are among the main factors that explain differences in access and equity in education (Lee, 2001). Schools in remote and rural areas often have difficulty in recruiting and…

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‘Shaping the Future: Learning from Indigenous Higher Education Research in the Northern Territory’

  A presentation on research projects related to ‘Better understanding and responding to the needs of regional and remote Indigenous Higher education students in the NT’ These research projects were…

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