The Education Act 1972 has provisions for personal liability protection for members of:
This protection is only if people have behaved in good faith (behaved appropriately) while carrying out their duties as a member of the council/committee.
When you volunteer to work on a council you might find that you need to deal with disputes, legal issues, or misconduct. If your have any legal questions or concerns always contact us as a first step.
- Independent mediation for school/governing councils, interim dispute resolution process – guideline (Word 124KB)
- Process to seek funds for independent legal advice, school/governing councils – guideline (Word 128KB)
Governing Councils, Office for Education and Early Childhood
Phone: 8226 9617
Email: decd.sitegovernance [at] sa.gov.au