The Department of Education has standardised the Foundation (Prep) enrolment process across all Victorian government primary schools. Below is the timeline that advises families of when and how to enrol their child for the 2024 school year.
Timeline for 2023-24
|Term 2: Monday 24 April 2023 – Friday 23 June 2023|
|Terms 1 and 2, 2023||Primary schools conduct tours, information sessions and other activities for families seeking Foundation (Prep) enrolment for their child for 2024.|
|By the start of Term 2, 2023||School zones for the 2024 school year go live on findmyschool.vic.gov.au
Parents/carers should go to findmyschool.vic.gov.au to locate their designated neighbourhood school for 2024.
The Enrolment Information Pack for Parents/Carers is available to download from Enrolling in Foundation (Prep).
|From Week 1, Term 2 2023||Primary schools may distribute the Enrolment Information Packs to prospective families and their school community.|
|From Week 1, Term 2, 2023||Enrolment applications open – parents/carers may submit their completed enrolment application to a government primary school from this date.|
|Term 3: Monday 10 July 2023 – Friday 15 September 2023|
|By Friday 28 July 2023||Enrolment applications due – parents/carers submit their completed enrolment application to a government primary school by this date.|
|By Friday 11 August 2023||Primary schools notify parents/carers in writing of Foundation (Prep) enrolment outcomes, as per the ‘Priority Order of Placement’ under the department’s Placement Policy. This may include a letter confirming enrolment, a letter of offer, or an unsuccessful application letter.
Parents/carers sent an unsuccessful application letter may start submitting written non-placement appeals to their preferred primary school.
|By Friday 25 August 2023||Parents/carers sent a letter of offer indicate acceptance of their child’s place by this date.|
|By Friday 25 August 2023||Closing date for parents/carers to submit a written non-placement appeal with their preferred primary school.|
|By Friday 15 September 2023||Primary schools notify all parents/carers, in writing, of the outcome of their non-placement appeal by this date.|
|Term 4: Monday 2 October 2023 – Wednesday 20 December 2023|
|During Term 4, 2023||Primary schools host transition sessions.|
|By Friday 20 October 2023||Closing date for parents/carers to submit a written non-placement appeal with the relevant Regional Director, where they have been unsuccessful with their appeal to their preferred primary school.|
|By Friday 17 November 2023||Regions notify all parents/carers in writing of the outcome of Regional Director non-placement appeals by this date. This only applies to appeals received by the closing date of Friday 20 October 2023.|