Enrolling in ACT Public Schools
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.
Applications to enrol or change (transfer) schools are made through the online enrolment application form.
Information about ACT Public Schools is available at Canberra Public Schools website
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.
Enrolment applications for 2019 will open on the first day of term two, Monday 30 April 2018 at 6:00am.
- Timeline for ACT public school 2019 enrolment (104kb)
Timeline for ACT public school 2019 enrolment (566kb)
- High School and College Open Nights and Information Sessions (22kb)
High School and College Open Nights and Information Sessions (63kb)
- New Primary School in North Gungahlin
Apply for Enrolment
Parents/carers are welcome to apply to enrol their child at any time using the online enrolment application.
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.
The Parent Guide webpage provides an overview of the criteria and procedures when enrolling in an ACT Public School.
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