Enrolling/Transferring - ACT Public Schools

Visit the Education website at www.education.act.gov.au for more information and to enrol using the online enrolment form

Parents/carers are welcome to apply to enrol/transfer their child at any time during the school year using an online application form. Full details are available from the Education website.

Priority Enrolment Area (PEA)

Students who live in the suburbs of Macquarie, Cook and parts of Belconnen are eligible for a place at Macquarie Primary School. Siblings of current students who live in the ACT are also eligible for a place. Evidence showing your place of residence is required upon enrolment.

Students who move into our Priority Enrolment Area during the year can be enrolled continuously. Please make contact with us as soon as you know you are moving into the area.

Non-Permanent Residents of Australia

Children who are not permanent residents of Australia are welcome to enrol at Macquarie Primary School. Their eligibility to attend a school in the ACT as a non-fee paying international student must first be clarified by the International Education Unit of the ACT Education Directorate. A student's status as non-fee or fee paying is dependent upon their visa.

Parents/carers of non-permanent resident children should contact the International Education Unit on 02 6205 9178.


In the ACT, if your child turns four on or before 30 April, they can start preschool the first day of term 1 that year. If your child turns four after 30 April, they can start preschool the first day of term 1 the following year. At Macquarie our preschool offers two sessions.


In the ACT children are eligible to move into Kindergarten or commence school in Kindergarten if they turn five before 30 April in that year.


The ACT Department of Health requires schools to collect information regarding each student's immunisation status. An Immunisation Record can be:

  • A child's "Blue Book", or
  • A statement from the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register, or
  • A similar statement or record from other jurisdictions

Non-immunised children will be excluded from school in the event of an outbreak of a disease that is preventable by immunisation.

For further information about enrolling at Macquarie Primary School please contact the school on 6142 1550.