You need to apply to enrol your children in school for 2022 if they are:

  • starting Year 7, the first year of secondary school
  • changing schools.

Find your local public school.  

All children of compulsory school age must be enrolled in school and attend every day – this is the law.  All children must attend school up until they are 16 years old. Sixteen and 17 year olds must be enrolled in school or a training organisation, be employed or be in a combination of school/training/employment.

Every child from Pre-primary to Year 12 is guaranteed a place at their local public school.

Submit your application for enrolment at your local school as soon as possible along with copies of:

  • your children’s birth certificates (telephone the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages on 1300 305 021 if you do not have one)
  • your children’s immunisation history statement (telephone the Australian Immunisation Register on 1800 653 809 if you need details)
  • proof of your current address (eg recent accounts for electricity, water and telephone, bank details)
  • copies of Family Court orders for confirmation of proof of name or custody arrangements (if applicable).

You will receive a letter from your local school either offering a place (as per the Regulations) or indicating that no place is available.

If you have an offer of a place and want to accept it, please visit the school to complete the enrolment process.

If your children are unsuccessful in gaining places in a school outside your local-intake area you may need to reconsider enrolling them at your local school, where they are guaranteed a place.