Malka Leifer has for the first time faced an Australian court charged with sexually abusing three sisters while principal of a Melbourne Ultra-Orthodox Jewish school.
Leifer faces 74 charges and arrived back in the country on Wednesday night after being extradited from Israel following 13 years abroad.
She is alleged to have abused Dassi Erlich, Nicole Meyer and Elly Sapper in the 2000s while principal of the Adass Israel School at Elsternwick.
Leifer appeared in Melbourne Magistrates Court on Thursday via video link while undergoing a 14-day quarantine mandatory for international arrivals in Australia.
Her accusers were last year granted a court order allowing them to speak publicly and under their real names about the case.