We are on a mission to give kids the smarts to deal with the hard stuff.

We take students, teachers and carers on a life skills journey together

At Life Ed we believe prevention is better than cure. And in a world of constant change, education plays a critical role in equipping students for life. That's why we reimagine education to help every young person we meet have the life skills they need to thrive. 

Saving young lives since 1982.

We come from a history of pioneering prevention strategies in drugs and alcohol education.

Our founder Ted Noffs worked on the streets of Kings Cross through the Wayside Chapel, and witnessed the devastating effects of drug and alchohol abuse in the lives of young people on a daily basis. He was convinced that Australia needed a national health and wellbeing education program to empower children to make safer and healthier life choices.

We continue to innovate through our student ambassador program


Today, Life Ed works closely with the Department of Education, Victoria to launch effective programs. Our most recent is the groundbreaking Healthy Harold Heroes program, based on 4 key principles:

Amplify Student Voice
Amplify Learner Agency
Build Teacher Capacity
Developing Life Smart Kids through a child centered, life skills approach.

Acknowledgement of Country

Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung - Traditional owners of the land

Life Education Victoria acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung as the Traditional Owners of this land, pays tribute to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Nillumbik, and gives respect to Elders past, present and emerging and their integral part in our region's history.

Life Education Victoria is a registered company under the Corporations Act and holds a charitable fundraising authority under section 16 of the Charitable Fundraising Act 1991. The foundation is endorsed as a deductible gift recipient according to the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 and has DGR1 status as a Health Promotion Charity. 

Our Registered Charity Tick from the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) aims to give reassurance to the public that we are transparent and accountable. We rely on your donations and volunteering to ensure we can continue our vital work, so we want you to know your support is making a difference. 

When you see this logo, it means the charity is registered with the ACNC so the public can easily find out what they do, who their beneficiaries are, how they are governed and how they manage their finances.

Life Education Victoria is committed to providing and actively promoting a safe environment for children. We have zero tolerance towards child abuse and are committed to protecting the physical, emotional, cultural and social wellbeing of all children. Our organisation has policies and procedures to protect children, and any allegations or safety concerns will be treated seriously. Life Education Victoria acknowledges that children’s safety is a whole of community responsibility and is everyone’s business.