School Zone

See our school zone online

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:

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 (Tenancy Agreement or Contract of Sale)
  • 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. Contact the School to arrange a time to drop off your completed enrolment form and supporting documentation between 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Monday to Friday. Once your enrolment form has been accepted, we will book in a pre-enrolment interview with the Principal and you will receive a School Enrolment Pack.

Step 4

Pre enrolment interview & agreement

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.

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.

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Parent Payment Arrangements

Please find the 2023 parent payment documentation below:

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

International Students

South Melbourne Primary School proudly considers all student enrolments, including International Student applications as an opportunity to be educated and participate in education programs fundamental to the development of all children.


South Melbourne Primary School has a diverse student demographic, with many students and families currently on working or students Visas. Depending on the Visa type and number of the student visa and in some instances the parent, students will need to apply to the DET International Division.

The following Visa numbers require an application for enrolment through the International Division:

173     400     417     456     459     462     500*     570     571*     572     573     575     600     601     602     651     675     676     679     685     686     771     773     884     944     956     976   977

* Some only not all


To enrol in a Victorian government primary school as an international student, you must:

  • Submit an application form
  • Attach the requested documentation, including a copy of the child’s current Australian visa and passport details, to the application form
  • Pay the relevant international fees
  • Be accepted for enrolment by the school.

All applications for enrolment are completed online at

The type of application form and process undertaken to enrol an international student in a Victorian government school is largely dependent upon the type of visa the student will hold during their stay in Australia.


Students who have applied through the International Division and granted placement at South Melbourne Primary School must follow the School’s enrolment process before the student can commence. Families of students who have been granted placement should contact (03) 9935 9399 or for further information regarding this process.


International students are required to pay both international student fees as well as the determined School fees for the current year. All international fees and school fees must be paid prior to the student commencing enrolment. Please be aware that students cannot commence enrolment until all school and international fees are paid in full.



For further information about the application process and the options for international students in Victoria please contact or visit:

Phone: +61 3 9637 2990 (Mon – Fri, 9:00am – 5:00pm AEST)

Grade 6 -7 Transition

Information for parents / carers on moving from primary school to secondary school can be found at Moving from primary to secondary school: information for parents.

While parents / carers can access the Information Pack and Application Form on the Department’s website, our school will also make every effort to provide families of Year 6 students a copy of the Year 7 Placement Information Pack and Application Form.

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