Enrolment Information 

Thank you for considering enrolment at Ballarat High School.  We welcome enquiries for all year levels throughout the year.

The first step in the enrolment process is the submission of a fully completed "Enrolment Request Form" including all attachments.  Please email completed Enrolment Request to ballarat.hs@edumail.vic.gov.au or post/hand deliver to 1726 Sturt Street West, Lake Gardens 3355.  Following submission you will be contacted by the Principal / Assistant Principal.

If your child is currently in Grade 6 and seeking a place in Year 7 next year please refer to your government Primary School.  For non-government / non-Victorian Primary Schools please refer to the transition pack below.

We encourage you to review the full suite of resources / links provided.  Should you require further clarification or additional information please contact the general office.

Ballarat High School is bound by the DET Placement Policy, Priority Order of Placement and Permanent Address Guidelines for Schools.

In summary:

  • Eligible children have the right to be placed in their designated neighbourhood school.
  • Ballarat and district has been divided into school zones.  Your permanent residential address will determine your designated neighbourhood zone/school.


Priority Order of Placement

Where there are insufficient places at a school for all students who seek entry, students are enrolled in the following priority order:

  1. Students for whom the school is the designated neighbourhood school.
  2. Students with a sibling at the same permanent address who are attending the school at the same time.
  3. Where the regional director has restricted the enrolment, students who reside nearest the school.
  4. Students seeking enrolment on specific curriculum grounds.
  5. All other students in order of closeness of their home to the school.
  6. In exceptional circumstances, compassionate grounds.



Ballarat High School Neighbourhood Zone

Ballarat and district is divided into neighbourhood zones, please refer to the resources below to determine your location.


Permanent Residential Address Requirements

Ballarat High School requires the following documentation to confirm that your permanent residential address is within the Ballarat High School neighbourhood zone:

All documents must be originals or certified copies and show parent/carer name(s).


  • Unconditional contract of sale property, OR
  • Rental Agreement for 12 months or more, OR
  • Certificate of Land Title and building contract / Certificate of Occupancy. 


  • Electoral enrolment confirmation,
  • Council rates notice,
  • Utility account,
  • Other official document that demonstrates permanent residential address.

Where a child resides at multiple addresses, the child's permanent residence is the address at which the child spends the majority of his or her weekdays.

If at any stage prior to the commencement of schooling at Ballarat High School your permanent residential address changes and the new permanent residential address is out of Ballarat High School's designated neighbourhood boundary, the offer of enrolment may be withdrawn.


Enrolment Request Form

Enrolment Request - April 2019


Grade 6 (2019) to Year 7 (2020) -

Information regarding the Grade 6 (2019) to Year 7 (2020) will be placed on the website once the documents have been published by DET - Term 2 2019.




Information Booklet 2018

International Students at Ballarat High School

International Students Information Handbook