To start primary school, your child will need to turn 5 years old by 30 April. If your child is starting Foundation (Prep) next year, you will be able to apply to enrol your child in a Victorian government primary school from the start of Term 2.
Enrolment applications submitted after July will be processed by the school as they are received, in accordance with the Department of Education's Placement Policy.
Your child has a right to enrol at their local school. Your child’s local school is determined on the basis of their permanent residential address. Visit Find my School to locate your child’s local school. The enrolling in a school page can also help you to confirm your child’s address for enrolment.
If you are seeking to apply to enrol your child in a school that is not their local school, you should read about school zones and how they work and how applications are prioritised using the Department of Education’s Placement Policy found on the enrolling in a school page.