School Enrolment

The Starting school page contains information for families on how to enrol a child in a Victorian government school and outlines the new timeframes for submitting Foundation (Prep) enrolment applications for the 2024 school year.

Our school zone

Our school zone is available on which hosts the most up-to-date information on school zones in Victoria. Students residing within our school zone are guaranteed a place at our school, which is determined based on your permanent residential address.

Our school manages enrolments using the Placement Policy to ensure that students have access to their designated neighbourhood school and may enrol at another school, if there are available places.

For more information, you can:

2025 Enrolment information:

Important Dates:

  • Monday 15 April – 2025 Enrolment Applications open
  • Friday 26 July – 2025 Enrolment Applications due 

Prep Enrolment

The Department of Education has a state-wide 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 North Melbourne Primary School. 

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

  • You will be able to apply to enrol your child in Foundation (Prep) 2024 at North Melbourne Primary School from Monday 15th April 2024.

What you need to do

  1. Download the Foundation (Prep) enrolment information pack from Enrolling in Foundation (Prep)(available from 15 April 2024). This pack includes an application form, which you can also request from our school.
  2. Submit an enrolment application for Foundation (Prep) by Friday 26 July 2024.
  3. You will be notified of the outcome of your application between Monday 29 July and Friday 9 August 2024. If you receive an enrolment offer, you should contact our school to accept the offer by Friday 23 August 2024.
  4. Take part in enrolment information and transition sessions during Term 4, 2024.
  5. Prepare your child to start Foundation (Prep) from Wednesday 29 January 2025.

Enrolment applications submitted after 26 July 2024 will be processed by our school as they are received, in accordance with the department’s Placement Policy.

If you would like further information about the enrolment application process please contact our enrolment officer, Kate Doyle, at

School Tour Dates

If you would like to attend an optional school tour, please register at the following link:

Registration Link

Molesworth Street P-2 Campus:

  • Friday 26th April- 9:15-10am
  • Tuesday 7th May- 9:15-10am
  • Friday 24th May- 9:15-10am
  • Tuesday 4th June- 9:15-10am
  • Friday 21st June- 9:15-10am

Errol Street 3-6 Campus

  • Friday 17th May- 9:15-10am
  • Tuesday 25th June- 9:15-10am

New Molesworth Campus (P-2)

We are very excited to announce the recent opening of our new Campus which is now home to our Prep to Year 2 students, while our existing school has become our Senior Campus; Years 3 to 6.

To find out more on our exciting new Campus development for our North Melbourne Primary School, please refer to the following link:

North Melbourne Primary School (new campus) | Victorian School Building Authority (

Please note that the kindergarten will be operated independently by Northern Schools Early Years Cluster inc. Please contact them directly to find out more about their enrolment process:

Northern Schools Early Years Cluster Inc.
T: 03 9306 1662

Enrolment Process

You will first need to confirm that North Melbourne Primary School is your designated neighbourhood school. This can be done by visiting the Find My School website which hosts the most up-to-date information about Victorian school zones. Students residing in this zone are guaranteed a place at our school, which is determined on the basis of your permanent residential address. Please ensure you check the correct enrolment year as boundaries for our areas may differ depending on the year of enrolment.

The Department provides guidance through the Placement Policy to ensure that students have access to their designated neighbourhood school and the freedom to choose other schools, subject to facility limitations. You can find more information and answers to frequently asked questions on the Department’s website under School Zones.

For further information and application forms to enrol at North Melbourne Primary School please download the following:

Submitting your application

  • Please note we cannot accept forms that have not been fully completed.

Please ensure all sections are completed including:

  • Contact phone numbers
  • Email
  • Emergency contacts
  • Family doctor contact
  • Kindergarten/childcare details
  • Copies of reports
  • Medical conditions and management plans
  • Guardian signatures

Once the Enrolment Application is filled in and all necessary documents obtained, please post or deliver to our school. E-mailed enrolment forms will not be accepted.

North Melbourne Primary School

210 Errol Street

North Melbourne 3051

Please ensure copies of the following documents are attached:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Child’s Passport (if a child born overseas, or if a child born in Australia and parents born overseas)
  • Evidence of Residency Status (if parents born overseas)
    • Passport and Visa Details of Parents and Child. Note – only holders of Visas that are eligible for the Student Resource Package are able to enrol directly to NMPS. Holders of ineligible Visas need to apply through
  • Proof of address documents
    • A current Lease agreement or contract of sale/council rates. Please note a lease will need to extend beyond February 2024. If unavailable when submitting an application a new lease will need to be provided once available to prove that North Melbourne Primary School is still your designated neighbourhood school at the commencement of the school year, AND
    • Two current utility bills e.g. gas, electricity, internet (or connection notices if any recent occupation of residence) or official correspondence from ATO, Centrelink, Banks, etc. that show name and address.
  • Immunisation History Statement from the Australian Immunisation Register (information here)
  • Court orders relating to access, parenting plans, etc., if applicable.
  • Medical conditions or developmental delays – management plans or reports from relevant outside agency (e.g. asthma management plans, therapist reports, etc.) if applicable.
  • For Year 1 to Year 6 enrolments, a copy of latest school report available.

What happens next?

Once you have completed the Enrolment Application form and have attached copies of all supporting documents, please post or deliver hard copies to North Melbourne Primary School for checking and processing by Student Administration. Receipt acknowledgement of the enrolment form and accompanying documents will be confirmed by e-mail.

Please note, incomplete enrolment forms will not be accepted.

Mid year enrolments for 2023 are accepted throughout the year; please allow at least three days for processing once all required information is supplied.

What year will my child be in?

A child can begin Prep if they turn five in that year by 30 April.

Year2024 Birthday date range for year level2025 Birthday date range for year level
Prep01/05/2018 and 30/04/201901/05/2019 and 30/04/2020
Year 101/05/2017 and 30/04/201801/05/2018 and 30/04/2019
Year 201/05/2016 and 30/04/201701/05/2017 and 30/04/2018
Year 301/05/2015 and 30/04/201601/05/2016 and 30/04/2017
Year 401/05/2014 and 30/04/201501/05/2015 and 30/04/2016
Year 501/05/2013 and 30/04/201401/05/2014 and 30/04/2015
Year 601/05/2012 and 30/04/201301/05/2013 and 30/04/2014

What to do if you have just arrived in Australia or moved to North Melbourne?

North Melbourne Primary School can accept enrolments throughout the year provided all the criteria set out in ‘How do I enrol my child?’ are met. Please complete Enrolment Form noted below

Students who have been in Australia for less than six months (18 months for Prep students), and who are not Australian citizens, may be requested to complete an English Language Assessment to determine if they require additional support for their language development. If following an assessment it is determined that a child will significantly benefit from supportive English language schooling, they will be directed to an English Language School for one or two terms before returning to North Melbourne Primary School. These are local primary schools following the Victorian curriculum with a focus on students where English is an additional language.

Further information can be found at the Western English Language School or Collingwood English Language School.