Before you apply, find out everything you need to know about eligibility requirements, application dates and more.
Applications for 2023 have now closed.
Applications to sit the entrance examination to commence in Year 9, 2024 will open early in 2023. The entrance examination will be held in mid-2023
To be eligible to apply for and attend a Selective Entry High School, students must be in their second year of secondary schooling or its equivalent (usually Year 8), have not previously sat the examination for Year 9 entry, and be:
Students attending government and non-government schools, as well as home-schooled students, are eligible to apply.
The above eligibility criteria apply to students living in Victoria, as well as those living and studying interstate or overseas. More information for students living interstate/overseas can be found in section 5.
Fee-paying international students enrolled in Victorian schools are not eligible to apply.
Verification of eligibility
Applicants who are offered a place must provide original documents, such as a Certificate of Evidence of Australian Citizenship, visa and/or birth certificate, to the Selective Entry High School in order to complete enrolment.
Victorian students who are home-schooled will need to email their home-school registration letter provided by the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority to the Selective Entry Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Offers will be withdrawn if all eligibility requirements for enrolment are not met.
An administration fee will be retained if an application is submitted and the student is ineligible to apply.
An application fee 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 will be kept if an application is submitted and the student is ineligible to apply. Application fees are currently under review and will be updated when they become available.
Students are able to sit the examination interstate or overseas if they are:
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:
Applying for equity consideration does not reduce your chance of being offered a place at a selective entry high school.