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Enrolments for 2025 school year now open

30 Apr 2024

Enrolments are now open for preschool to year 12 at ACT public schools in 2025.

Going local leads to great things, and there is a place for every child from kindergarten to year 12 at their local school. Your local school offers an excellent, inclusive, and equitable education and learning environment.

In 2025 a new high school will open in the north Gungahlin suburb of Taylor making it Canberra’s 92nd ACT public school.

Enrol online by 7 June to receive an offer from 29 July 2024. Applications made after 7 June will receive an offer later this year.

For more information or to enrol your child visit: Enrolling in a Public School

School information sessions

Go online to learn about your local school. Many schools are holding information sessions in the coming weeks and they are a great way of finding out more about your local school. You can also contact the school if you have additional questions.

Enrolling for preschool

In the ACT, if your child turns four on or before 30 April, they can start preschool the first day of term 1 that year.

Preschool is an important element of children’s early learning. Every 4-year-old is guaranteed 15 hours of free, high-quality preschool education a week.

All 4-year-old ACT children are guaranteed a place in a public preschool. Due to capacity issues at some sites, it is not always possible to offer a place at your preferred preschool. You will, however, be offered a place at the nearest preschool with capacity to where you live. As an ACT resident, you are encouraged to apply for the preschool at the primary school in your Priority Enrolment Area (PEA) as this offers the greatest continuity transitioning to kindergarten.

For information on enrolling for preschool, visit: Enrolling in Preschool

Moving from preschool to kindergarten at your local school

If your child is already enrolled at the preschool at their local PEA school, there is no need to enrol them into kindergarten as that will happen automatically. If this is not the case and your child is attending a preschool attached to another school, you will need to apply online to your local PEA school. Find out more about kindergarten enrolments.

Priority Enrolment Areas

Some changes to Priority Enrolment Areas for 2025 have been necessary as we continue to meet the needs of our growing city.

These are outlined on the Find my school page and include:

Enrolling in Early Childhood Schools

Early Childhood Schools accept enrolments from across the ACT and do not have a Priority Enrolment Area.

They offer integrated services for children birth to 8 years and their families.

There are Early Childhood Schools in five convenient locations: Belconnen, Inner North, Inner South, Woden and Tuggeranong.

Find out more about enrolling for an Early Childhood School

Enrolment assistance

If you need help with the online enrolment form or have additional questions, please contact your local school, or contact the Enrolments Helpline by phone 6205 5429 or email