Enrolling/Transferring - ACT Public Schools
ACT public schools are non-selective. Each ACT public school gives priority to enrolment of children living in its Priority Enrolment Area (PEA). If a school has capacity after accepting students from its PEA, it may offer enrolment to students who live outside the PEA. Please note Early Childhood Schools; Telopea Park School and Specialist Schools do not have PEA. Further information about priority enrolment areas is available on the Priority Enrolment Area webpage.
Enrolment/transfer for 2017 & 2018
Parents/carers are welcome to apply to enrol/transfer their child at any time using the online enrolment/transfer form
Once submitted, forms cannot be altered. If you have made an error you will need to submit another form. If more than one form is submitted any previously submitted forms will be made invalid.
The following timelines outline the 2018 enrolment processes for ACT and NSW resident students:
- Information for ACT resident students - Timeline for ACT public school 2018 enrolment (123.6 kb)
- Information for NSW resident students - Timeline for ACT public school 2018 enrolment (127.2 kb)
The Parent Guide webpage provides an overview of the criteria and procedures when enrolling in an ACT public school or transferring between ACT public schools.
All high schools and colleges hold Open nights for prospective 2018 enrolments.
- Open nights for prospective 2018 High Schools and College students (50 kb)
- Open nights for prospective 2018 High Schools and College students (102 kb)
- Enrolment Projections for Canberra Public Schools + Glossary (94 kb)
Enrolment Projections for Canberra Public Schools + Glossary (223 kb)
The policy about enrolment in an ACT public school is available at:
Further information about ACT public schools is available at: Canberra Public Schools website.
If you require assistance or clarification on the enrolment procedure or process please contact the ACT Education Directorate at:
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.