Department for Education and Child Development

The Department for Education and Child Development (DECD) is responsible for a range of multi-disciplinary services for the benefit of South Australian families, children and young people. Our key functions are to:

  • oversee early childhood care and services for South Australian families
  • provide and regulate services that benefit children and families
  • lead and manage South Australia's education system.

Chief Executive

Rick Persse

Contact details



8226 1000

Street address

9th floor
Education Centre
31 Flinders St

Postal address

GPO Box 1152
Adelaide SA 5001


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