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2018 RRR Photo Gallery

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.


Thank you to everyone for a brilliant 2018 conference at Curtin University, Perth. We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the 35th SPERA conference in 2019!

SAVE THE DATE 2019 SPERA Conference

Conference Details

Where: QUT Kelvin Grove campus, Brisbane, Queensland

When: 2nd October to 4th October 2019

2019 SPERA Conference Subthemes:

  • Building digital connections for rural communities
  • Ensuring rural communities’ well-being
  • Sharing innovation in ‘rural’ collaboration
  • Connecting the global and the rural
  • Community learning and sharing
  • Resourcing an interconnected approach


Click here for the 2018 program and abstracts

The Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia (SPERA) promotes a positive view of education and training in rural and remote Australia. Our organisation achieves this goal by linking people with a diverse range of interests who are united by a common mission: to develop innovative practices to overcome the inequities created by the tyranny of distance. An underlying principle which guides our organisation’s activities is the provision of equality of educational opportunity. This year’s conference theme is quite pertinent—“Access for All: Equity Matters”.

2018 Photos and Presentation Slides

AIJRE Special Issue Proposals Invited

We are calling for a Special Issue topic and special editor.  If you are interested please, identify the theme of the proposal and highlight the significance for the advancement of…

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AIJRE Vol 29 No 1 (2019): Rural Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education

Why the need for a special edition on First Nations ruraleducation? Surprisingly,there is almost no literature within Australia that discusses the significance of ruralityin First Nations education.Many research articles describe…

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2018 AREA Winners

Congratulations 2018 Australian Rural Education Award Winners!
At the 2018 SPERA Conference, three fantastic AREAs were presented.

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