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Enrolling in a Public School

Apply for Enrolment

Parents/carers are welcome to apply to enrol their child at any time using the online enrolment application.

Parents/carers wishing to change (transfer) their child schools are also made through the online enrolment application form.

Once submitted, applications cannot be altered. If you have made an error you will need to submit another application. If more than one application is submitted any previously submitted applications will be made invalid.

Applications are processed by the school/s you have listed on the online enrolment form. If you wish to enquire about the progress of your application please contact the school/s you listed in your application form.

The Parent Guide web page provides an overview of the criteria and procedures when enrolling in an ACT Public School.

ACT Public School Enrolments for the 2020 school year will open on Monday 29th April 2019.

A timeline will be available here before enrolments open.

School Age Calculator

Use our calculator to determine when your child can start school.
Please enter your child’s date of birth (dd-mm-yyyy):

Note: If the calculator does not provide a year date refresh your browser with Ctrl + F5 and re enter the date of birth.

ACT K-12 students living within a Priority Enrolment Area (PEA) of a school are guaranteed a place at that school regardless of when they apply. If a school has capacity after enrolling students from its PEA, it may offer enrolment to ACT students who live outside the PEA. Certain schools, including Early Childhood Schools; Telopea Park School (Primary) and Specialist Schools do not have PEAs. Information about enrolment areas is available on the Priority Enrolment Area webpage.

NSW Resident Enrolments

NSW families are welcome to apply for specific pathway schools located in Tuggeranong and Belconnen. More information can be found at NSW resident enrolments.


The policy about enrolment in an ACT public school is available at


If you require assistance on the enrolment procedure or process contact the ACT Education Directorate