While children are at school many families will have contact with head lice. The information contained here is aimed at schools, childcare centres, hairdressers and local government organisations to help treat and control head lice.
Head lice identification and treatment
Information for the community about head lice including information about their lifecycle, identification, treatment and insecticide resistance.
Head lice in schools and childcare centres
Information about minimum period of exclusion from schools and childcare centres, regulations for school head lice programs and factsheet.
Frequently asked questions
Answers to frequently asked questions, such as 'Do head lice jump?', 'Is there a way to prevent head lice?' and 'Should the whole family be treated?'
Reviewed 03 May 2016