Initially, primary schools are responsible for managing the Year 7 application process.

By the first week of term 2, primary schools will have distributed information to the parents of Year 6 children relating to secondary education and an ‘Application for Year 7 Placement’ form. On this application form, parents are asked to list up to three secondary school preferences. If you would like your child to attend Brighton Secondary College, it is important to list us as your first preference.

Parents/Guardians should note the following:

The information (Placement Information Pack) that is distributed to parents of Year 6 children will outline all relevant dates relating to the Year 7 placement process.

Brighton Secondary College is not allowed to discuss a student’s Year 7 placement directly with parents until they have received information from the Primary School, according to DE guidelines (mid-July).


Due to the exceptional growth of the College’s student population and limited infrastructure, we are often only able to enrol students who reside permanently within the College’s zone. The school endeavours to maintain the integrity of the school zone as a means of maintaining a productive learning environment for staff and students alike.

Families of students wishing to enter at Years 8 – 12, can apply directly to the school by obtaining and completing an Application to Enrol form. This form, along with supporting documentation, should be returned to our College Registrar at the General Office.

It should be noted that an application for enrolment does not guarantee enrolment.

Students will not be considered for enrolment during term 4. Enrolment at this time will only be for the College’s Commencement Program in preparation for the following year.

To ensure the correct decision is made in relation to your son/daughter’s education, carefully note the following:

The College Registrar should be contacted before accommodation arrangements in the designated school zone are finalised. This is essential as places may not be available in preferred courses.

Where there is insufficient accommodation at a school for all students who seek entry, students must be enrolled in the following priority order:

Students for whom the school is the designated neighbourhood school (ie: those residing within the Brighton Secondary College Zone).

Students with a sibling at the same permanent address who are attending Brighton Secondary College at the same time.

Where the regional director has restricted the enrolment, students who reside nearest to the school.

Students seeking enrolment on specific curriculum grounds.

All other students in order of closeness of their home to Brighton Secondary College (front gate).

In exceptional circumstances, compassionate grounds.

International Student Enrolments (International Student Visa or eVisitor visa)

All applications are to be made initially through the Department of Education and Training; or email

Comprehensive information regarding our International Student Program in on our website