School Zone

Our school zone is available on hosts the most up-to-date information about Victorian school zones for 2020 onwards.

Students residing in this zone are guaranteed a place at our school, which is determined on the basis of your permanent residential address.

The Department provides guidance through the School Placement Policy to ensure that students have access to their designated neighbourhood school.

You can find more information and answers to frequently asked questions on the Department’s website under School zones.

For more information
If you have a question about school zones call the VSBA Hotline on 1800 896 950 or email:

Foundation (Prep) Enrolments

The Department of Education has a statewide Foundation (Prep) enrolment timeline.

The timeline advises families when and how to enrol their child into Foundation (Prep) at a Victorian government primary school, including South Melbourne Primary School.

You can find information and resources about the enrolment timeline at: Enrolling in Foundation (Prep).

Prep 2025 completed Enrolment Documentation, should be submitted by Friday 26 July 2024.

We will provide Parents / Carers with written notification of Prep 2025 enrolment outcomes as per the Department’s Placement Policy between Monday 29 July and Friday 9 August 2024.

How to Enrol

Step 1

Download Student Enrolment Form

Step 2

Enrolment Documentation

All student enrolments must be formalised by completing an enrolment form and providing copies of the following documentation:

  • Birth Certificate (English translated)
  • Immunisation Form from the Australian Immunisation Register
  • Proof of Residence (100-Point Checklist) To avoid delays to the enrolment process, please ensure that the documents you supply add up to the 100-points required for proof of residence
  • Medical Management Plans (Asthma and Anaphylaxis)
  • Student Visa*
  • Latest School Report
  • Student Drawing or Letter for the Principal

*All copies of student visas must be provided to the School as part of the enrolment process. The student’s eligibility for enrolment is based on the visa of the student and then in the second instance the family or parent. Depending on the status and visa number, students may need to apply through the Victorian Schools International Division


Step 3

Drop off student enrolment form & supporting documentation to reception

All enrolment applications must be handed into the School’s Reception in person along with the supporting documentation. We do not accept electronic copies. All hard copy completed Enrolment Forms are to be submitted in person to the school office by making an appointment to see our Office Manager. To make your appointment, please call our office on (03) 9935 9399. Once your enrolment form has been accepted, we will book in a student assessment and pre-enrolment interview with the Principal and you will receive a School Information Pack.

If you are currently overseas, please e-mail the school and we will be happy to help.

Step 4

Pre enrolment assessment & interview

All new students are required to complete a pre-enrolment General Assessment Test prior to enrolment and also attend with their families a pre enrolment interview with the Principal, Assistant Principal or Head of Student Wellbeing.

The Principal also requests a copy of the child’s most recent school report and for your child to write a letter to the Principal or draw a picture. Both of these items are to be submitted along with the enrolment application.

These additional documents will be used to support your child’s transition to our school, not to consider whether an enrolment is accepted.

Each interview is approximately 30 minutes and all interviews are held at the School.

Each Student Assessment will take approximately 20 minutes for Prep to Grade 2 students and 1 hour for Grade 3-6 Students and are held at the school.  Whilst the student is sitting the assessment – parents are encouraged to meet with our Office Manager to answer any questions you may have.  Interview and Assessment times and dates are confirmed when an enrolment application is submitted in full.

School Tours

Thank you for expressing your interest in South Melbourne Primary School for your child’s education. We welcome and encourage our local families to visit our school to learn about all that we have to offer when you become part of our school community. We run several school tours during the school year for prospective parents and carers of students enrolling in the current or following year.

These are the dates for our 2024 school tours:

  • Wednesday 29th May.
  • Tuesday 18th June.
  • Thursday 8th August.
  • Wednesday 4th September.
  • Wednesday 23rd October.
  • Thursday 28th November

Tours are scheduled to commence at 9:30am and are led by our Principal or a member of our Leadership Team. On the Tour families will visit classrooms and are able to observe classes in progress. The tours generally take 30 minutes, although if more time is needed, this can be accommodated.

Please contact our school office on 9935 9399 to register your interest and book a place as spaces are limited. While children are welcome to attend, information presented during the tour is aimed at parents.

Parent Payment Arrangements

Please find the 2023 parent payment documentation below:

You can find more information about the Departments Parent Payment Policies here:

Before & After School Care

Welcome to OSHClub, provider of Before School Care, After School Care, and Holiday Programs at South Melbourne Primary School!

We’re all about creating happy memories for your little ones. Our programs are designed so that every child, no matter their age, skill level, or interests, feels included and has fun.

We offer a diverse range of experiences before school, after school, and during the school holidays and focus on building knowledge, skills, and behaviours that help prepare your child for a world yet to be imagined.

You can be confident that your child is in safe hands with our highly experienced and passionate educators. Whether your child attends OSHClub daily or casually, each visit is an exciting new adventure with yummy food, exciting clubs, activities, mindfulness, incursions/excursions during school holidays, and so much more!

Enrolling with us is easy and completely free. Head to our website, or call our Customer Service Team on 1300 395 735 to enrol and book in today.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family to OSHClub.

South Melbourne Primary School

129-161 Ferrars Street, Southbank 3006

03 9935 9399