School Enrolment Requirements

Carnegie Primary School



Carnegie Primary School is a government school. All children who are Australian citizens or permanent residents, and who are under eighteen years, are entitled to be enrolled in a government school.  They are guaranteed a place in their neighbourhood school and may choose any other school in which space is available. Children may enter primary school at the beginning of the year that they turn 5 if their birthday falls before the 30th April. The School caters to students from Foundation (Prep) - Grade 6.

Carnegie Primary School follows the Department of Education’s Enrolment Policy:

  • to provide an efficient process of enrolment that satisfies the needs of both students and the school.
  • to provide a fair and equitable opportunity to attend the School.
  • The School has a Neighbourhood Boundary (Zone) due to enrolment constraints so please visit


Enrolment Requirements:

  • A completed Carnegie Primary School enrolment form.
  • A birth certificate/extract or passport for photocopying - the original must be shown at the school office.
  • Australian Childhood Immunisation Medicare Certificate after completion of 4 year old vaccine schedule 
  • Visa details if born overseas 
  • Original or certified copies of any two of the following documents as evidence of permanent residential status in the Zone:
    • current rental agreement
    • most recent council rates notice
    • most recent utility bills
    • unconditional contract of sale
    • other official documentation that demonstrates permanent residency at an address within the zone.


Enrolment Priorities:

  • Students living in the zone
  • Students who have siblings attending the school
  • Distance from the school
  • Compassionate grounds for enrolment at the school


Where a student will be younger than 5 years of age on 30 April in the year of enrolment then an exemption from the minimum age requirements is required. Refer to DET’s School Policy Advisory Guide Admission policy for details of the eligibility criteria for the exemption from the minimum age requirements and DET’s general policy when deciding whether to approve an application for early age entry.


Information regarding enrolment of overseas students can be obtained from the DET International Studies Unit on +61 3 9637 2202.


All enrolments will require the completion of the DET ‘Confidential Student Enrolment Information Form’ with details entered into CASES by Student Administration.


The Principal, Assistant Principal or Enrolment Officer will make enquiries of the previous schools of all students seeking transfers and seek necessary information.


On enrolment, parents are informed of the range of support options available including the Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund etc.


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