Enrolling your child in a Victorian government secondary school is a straightforward process. You will need to fill out an enrolment form for that school. You will be asked for particular information including:
- evidence of your child’s date of birth (if they were not born in Australia, a passport or travel document such as a visa)
- your contact, phone and address details, and that of any other parent, guardian and/or carer names and contact details of emergency contacts
- health and welfare information
- information about the language/s your child speaks and hears at home
To find and contact a school, see:
Find an Early Childhood Service or School
Year 7 placement process
Once you have decided which school you wish your child to attend for Year 7, an Application for Year 7 Placement form must be filled out and returned to the Year 6 Coordinator at your school.
If your child attends a non-government primary school, and you have decided to enrol them in Year 7 at a Government school, you should follow the same process and return the application to the Year 6 coordinator at your own school.
Although Year 7 enrolments are determined by secondary schools, all communication regarding the Year 6 to Year 7 transition process must be in written form and lodged through your primary school until the Year 7 placement is confirmed.
For information on attending a non-government school for Year 7, please refer to the frequently asked questions in the below transition packs for each region. Each transition pack includes:
- A letter from the Regional Director outlining the transition process and dates requirements
- A list of frequently asked questions
- A list of schools with enrolment restrictions
- An Application for Year 7 Placement
- A Year 6 to Year 7 transitions: Privacy Notice
2016 Transition packs
Finding your region
If you are not sure what regional you belong to, take a look at our regional offices to see the area covered for each.
For a map showing the Department's regional boundaries, see:
Regions Map (pdf - 2.19mb)
More information on transitions can be found on these pages: