Apply for the Exam · Victorian Selective Entry High Schools

Apply for the Exam

Before you apply, find out everything you need to know about eligibility requirements, application dates and more.

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When do applications open and close?

Online applications for the entrance examination Year 9, 2022 are open from Thursday 18 February 2021. Applications are open to all eligible students. Applications close Friday 14 May 2021.

Who is eligible to apply?

Students in their second year of secondary school (usually Year 8) at government or non-government schools are eligible. Students must be Australian or New Zealand citizens or hold a visa or ImmiCard, which would exempt them from paying International Student Fees to attend a Victorian government school. Applicants can be students living in Victoria, as well as those living and studying interstate or overseas.

How much is the application fee?

An application fee of $120 is payable at the time of registration. Payment is made online using a credit card. There is no application fee for students who are eligible for Equity Consideration. An administration fee of $25 will be kept if an application is submitted and the student is ineligible to apply.

Can my child sit the exam remotely?

Students are able to sit the examination interstate or overseas if they are:

  • Australian citizens or permanent residents living and studying interstate or overseas
  • Enrolled in a Victorian school but, during the time of the exam, studying in an overseas exchange program, representing Australia for an official duty (sporting, academic, military or cultural) or have a parent/caregiver who is required to work overseas.

Is there any special consideration for parents who qualify for income support?

Parents who have either a Commonwealth Health Care Card or a Pension Card, and who qualify for income support benefits, are eligible to apply for equity consideration for their child. Students who are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders are also eligible to apply for equity consideration.

Eligibility will be confirmed using:

  • the primary cardholder’s Centrelink Customer Reference Number
  • your child’s Centrelink Customer Reference Number

Applying for equity consideration does not reduce your chance of being offered a place at a selective entry high school.