Camberwell High School has a capped enrolment at 1200 students, and the demand for placement regularly exceeds places available. Preference is given to applicants within our designated local area. The local area is defined as the closest government high school to the student’s home.

The Department of Education and Training (DET) has determined the enrolment priorities for all government schools. Camberwell High School adheres to these priorities and placement will be according to the following:

  • Students for whom Camberwell High School is the nearest neighbourhood school.
  • Students who reside permanently at the same address as a brother or sister attending the school.
  • Students seeking enrolment on specific curriculum grounds.
  • Students in order of closeness of their home to the school.
  • In a limited number of cases only, a student may be enrolled on compassionate grounds, where there are significant family or individual circumstances.

Please refer to designated neighbourhood boundary map for Camberwell High School 2020. If you require 2019 boundary map please contact the school on +613 9836 0555. Please note the enrolment restriction is due to site capacity limitations.

The permanent residential address is defined as where the student is living with their own family within the designated neighbourhood zone. It does not include staying with another relative, friend or a business address.


Year 7 Applications

All Year 7 applications are handled through the student’s Primary School. Applications can be made in Year 6. Applications forms for Year 7 enrolment are distributed to Year 6 students in April by their Primary Schools. Applications are returned to the Primary School by mid-May at which time the primary school informs the secondary school of applicants to their school. The Secondary School then notifies the Primary Schools of successful applicants and in early August the primary schools notify parents of offers from the Secondary Schools.

Years 8-12 Applications

Only a few places become available for students who wish to enrol in Years 8-12 at the beginning of the school year. Applicants are encouraged to complete an Application for Enrolment Form and contact the school for more information.

Applications for current-year enrolment will be handled at the time of application.

Applications for the following year will be considered during Term 4 (November-December) and families will be informed before the end of the current school year.

All applicants for Years 8-12 must adhere to DET Priorities and are often restricted to students who live within the official neighbourhood.

School Tours

At Camberwell High School we understand that choosing the right school for your child is a very important decision. We invite all prospective students and parents to take a guided tour of the campus to see the school ‘in action’ on a normal day. School tours are conducted fortnightly, however bookings for tours are essential, so please phone the school on (03) 9836 0555 to book a tour.

Open Day/Night

For 2020, the Open Day/Night will be held on the Tuesday 21st April 2020.