Important Dates:

  • Monday 15 April – 2025 Prep Enrolments open
  • Friday 26 July – 2025 Prep Enrolments due 

Attend a School Tour (Optional):

Please refer to our School Tours page for dates and to register your interest in attending a school tour (Molesworth Street or Errol Street Campus)

Step 1:  Find out which local school you are zoned to

You will first need to confirm that North Melbourne Primary School is your designated neighbourhood school using the Find My School Website.

For further information on our NMPS School Zone, please refer to the following page:

Step 2: Complete an Enrolment Form or Application Form

If your residential address is zoned to North Melbourne Primary School, you will need to complete the Enrolment form in full and return it to our school office by 26/7/2024, along with the supporting documentation listed on the enrolment checklist.  

When completing the Enrolment Form the Department of Education and Training (DET) requires you to provide information which includes:

  • Parents’ home, mobile, work phone numbers and email
  • Contact details of emergency contacts (other than parents)
  • Student’s residency status
  • Parents’ occupation and occupation group
  • Medical conditions eg asthma, anaphylaxis, allergies, ADHD, ASD, etc. and learning challenges/disabilities, eg. Dyslexia, Dyspraxia
  • Court orders
  • Guardian Signature(s)

Please note that enrolment applications may not be successful if the requested documentation is not provided.

Outside the NMPS School Zone: Complete Application Form 

If your address falls outside North Melbourne Primary School zone, or you are applying for multiple schools you may wish to complete an Application Form, as an expression of interest by 26/7/2024.  

Please note that North Melbourne Primary School is heavily zoned and applications outside the zone, may not be successful. 

Step 3: Submit your enrolment form/application form 

Once you have completed the appropriate form and have hard copies of all supporting documentation outlined on the enrolment checklist, please submit these by post or hand delivered by 26th July 2024:

Attention: Enrolment Officer

North Melbourne Primary School

210 Errol Street

North Melbourne, Vic.  3051

Emailed enrolments will not be accepted. 

Receipt acknowledgement of the enrolment form and accompanying documents will be confirmed by e-mail and the Enrolment Officer will be in contact if there are any further queries or clarifications required.  

All families will be advised by Friday 9th August 2024, on the status of the enrolment application.

Enrolments 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 at

How old does my child need to be to start Prep? 

A child can begin Prep if they turn five in their first year of Prep by 30 April.

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

Students who have been in Australia for less than 18 months (six months for Years 1 to 6), and who are not Australian citizens, have the opportunity to attend an English Language School.  We can arrange for 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, when a placement becomes available, families 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 Western English Language School  or Collingwood English Language School  These assessments can be arranged by North Melbourne Primary School.