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Download the Department's enrolment form (PDF, 466 KB).
To determine when you child can commence their preparatory year, use the prep ready reckoner calculator.  
Current catchment map: Brisbane Central State School (Website)
Enrolment management plan:

Contact the school office on 3230 4333 to arrange an enrolment interview.  This process is in two parts.  The Administration Officer ensures that you have all the appropriate documentation required to satisfy our enrolment management plan criteria.  An appointment will be made to see the Principal.


Brisbane Central State School recognises as its prime obligation the provision of access to an appropriate educational service for students resident within this community as defined by its local catchment area.

Because of enrolment capacity and growth Brisbane Central State School may be unable to meet this obligation in future, unless action is taken now to manage enrolment.

This plan sets out the conditions under which students may be enrolled into Brisbane Central State School.

Enrolment capacity of school

The school currently has the capacity to enrol up to 380 students in 15 classrooms. The number of students entering the Prep year in any given year is not to exceed 50 students in 2 classrooms unless there are more than 50 students enrolling from within the catchment.

Local catchment area

The school's enrolment capacity for students who live outside the local catchment is dependant upon:

  • the school's enrolment capacity
  • catering for in-catchment enrolments
  • allowing for in-catchment growth during the year
  • ensuring an even spread of students across all year levels while maintaining class size targets.


The local catchment area is based on equidistance boundaries with other schools. The attached map defines the boundary area for which Brisbane Central State School is the closest school by trafficable route. Should this capacity change because of changes to road networks, this will be formally notified through the registration and gazettal of an amended plan including the operative date for the new catchment area.

Enrolment policy

All students who reside within the local catchment area, and are eligible for enrolment in the educational program offered by the school, have a right to enrolment at the school. The Principal will hold places for students who relocate to within the catchment boundary throughout the school year.

To find out if you are residing within Brisbane Central State Schools’ catchment, please go to: School catchment map

Enrolment of students from outside the local catchment area will be managed to ensure that the total current and forecast enrolments do not exceed the school's current built capacity and where applicable will ensure there is an even spread of students across year levels or class groupings.

The school's enrolment management plan does not replace other departmental policy; for example Safe Supportive and Disciplined School Environment, nor does it override subsequent determinations regarding built school capacity.

Enrolment criteria

Students who reside outside the schools local catchment boundary who apply for enrolment at the school will be put on a waiting list in order of receipt of application. Where there is spare capacity, students will be enrolled from the waiting list based on the following criteria and order of priority:

  • Siblings of students already enrolled

  • Children and young people who are subject to child protection orders that grant guardianship or custody to the Chief Executive Officer of the Department of Communities (Child Safety Services)

  • Students whose parent or legal guardian is employed by the school

  • Siblings of students who have left the school and reside outside of the local catchment boundary

  • Students who reside outside the catchment area and who officially leave the school will be considered for re-admission in accordance with the enrolment criteria

  • Any remaining students residing outside the catchment area.

Students who reside outside the catchment area and who officially leave the school will be considered for re-admission in accordance with the enrolment criteria.

Proof of residency

Parents who wish to enrol their child/ren at Brisbane Central State School under the Enrolment Management Plan will need to demonstrate that the child/ren to be enrolled, reside within the catchment area. Current proof of residency at the address indicated can be provided by way of one each of the following:

one primary source - a current lease agreement, rates notice or drivers license, or unconditional sale agreement, and one secondary source - a utility bill, (eg electricity, gas) showing this same address.

Acceptance and notification processes

Applications for admission into Prep to Year 6 will be accepted at any time for enrolment to commence from the beginning of Term 1 the following year.

Applications will be recorded in order of receipt.

Applications will remain current only for the year of submission.


All enrolment applications will be considered on merit in accordance with the enrolment criteria.

Parents wishing to have an unsuccessful enrolment application reviewed may provide a written submission to the Principal providing evidence to substantiate a claim that the stated criteria have not been applied fairly and equitably.

The Principal will review written submissions and the reply should be in writing within 14 days of submission.

Enrolment management committee

The Enrolment Management Committee consists of the Principal (Chair), a P&C representative, a representative of the Regional Director and a staff representative.

Further appeal should be directed to the Assistant Regional Director on behalf of the Regional Director whose decision will be final.

This School Enrolment Management Plan will apply to all enrolment applications received by Brisbane Central State School.