MELBOURNE, Sept 13 - Currently, schools are directed to provide options "as far as practicable".

But decisions about uniforms are made by individual school councils, and some still don't allow girls to wear shorts or pants.

"I am currently considering ways to ensure girls are provided the opportunity at all government schools to wear shorts and pants," Education Minister James Merlino said in a statement.

"While the vast majority of schools already offer the option of female students wearing shorts or pants, it is something I would expect all government schools to do."

WA recently announced it would be scrapping compulsory skirts and dresses for girls at state schools to encourage better participation in physical activity.