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NSW Students Enrolling in ACT Public Schools


Under the NSW Education Act 1990, the NSW Government is responsible for providing schooling for NSW resident students.  However, the ACT Government has for many years provided education services to NSW residents in the region surrounding the ACT. This long-standing commitment is part of the current ACT-NSW Memorandum of Understanding for Regional Collaboration.

To maintain our commitment to families in the ACT surrounding region, and to provide greater certainty for cross-border families, new arrangements were put in place for enrolments for 2019 school year onwards. The ACT Government has worked with the NSW Government to ensure these arrangements continue to provide several viable options for NSW families.

When NSW families enrol in the Canberra public school system, you will be given a clear pathway through all stages of schooling including primary, secondary and senior (college) at selected schools in Belconnen and Tuggeranong. Once a student is enrolled on a pathway, they will be guaranteed a place in that pathway. This means any NSW student who enrolled under a particular pathway in the 2020 intake, will be able to continue on that pathway in 2021 and beyond.

Please see the NSW Enrolment Pathways below for northside and southside pathways.

Please contact the school directly to arrange a tour or see the school information sessions' listings page on this website.

NSW Pathway Zones pdf icon (97kb)