About Admissions

Join our connected and nurturing school community

Port Melbourne Primary School welcomes all enrolments.

Our Admissions Team are available to answer any queries regarding the process itself, our school zone or any other specific information – please do not hesitate to contact our office on (+613) 9646 1001 for more information.

Choosing a school is a significant and important decision. Many families benefit from attending a school tour, led by our Principal, and student leaders. Tours provide first-hand experience of the school, its culture and facilities. Book your tour here.

Explore detailed information about our enrolment process below.

Enrolment Information

Foundation (Prep) enrolments

2025 Prep Enrolments

The Department of Education has released an updated statewide Foundation (Prep) enrolment timeline for the 2025 school year.

The timeline advises families when and how to enrol their child into Foundation (Prep) at a Victorian government primary school, including Port Melbourne Primary School.

All government primary schools will follow the timeline in 2024 to support Foundation (Prep) enrolments for the 2025 school year.

You can find information and resources about the timeline, including factsheets and a poster at: Enrolling in Foundation (Prep). You can also download the ‘Foundation (Prep) Enrolment Information Pack for Parents and Carers’ from Enrolling in Foundation (Prep) (available from 15 April 2024).

You will be able to apply to enrol your child in Foundation (Prep) 2025 at Port Melbourne Primary School from 15 April 2024.

What you need to do:

  1. Book a school tour to learn more about our school and the enrolment application process.
  2. Download the Foundation (Prep) enrolment information pack from Enrolling in Foundation (Prep) (available from 15 April 2024). This pack includes an application form, which you can also request from our school.
  3. Submit an enrolment application for Foundation (Prep) by Friday 26 July 2024.
  4. You will be notified of the outcome of your application between Monday 29 July and Friday 9 August 2024. If you receive an enrolment offer, you should contact our school to accept the offer by Friday 23 August 2024.
  5. Take part in enrolment information and transition sessions during Term 4, 2024.
  6. Prepare your child to start Foundation (Prep) from Wednesday 29 January 2025.

Enrolment applications submitted after 26 July 2024 will be processed by our school as they are received, in accordance with the department’s Placement Policy.

In-zone enrolments

Our school zone is available on findmyschool.vic.gov.au which hosts the most up-to-date information on school zones in Victoria.

Students residing within our school zone are guaranteed a place at our school, which is determined based on your permanent residential address.

Our school manages enrolments using the Placement Policy to ensure that students have access to their designated neighbourhood school and may enrol at another school, if there are available places.

For more information, you can:

Families residing in our zone, wishing to enrol their children should follow the steps outlined below.

Out-of-zone enrolments

Enrolments for families not residing in our school zone are considered and determined in line with school capacity. To learn more about out-of-zone enrolments please call our office, or book a tour.

International student enrolments

All International Student classification enrolments should be completed through the Department of Education International Student Division. Contact can be made through +61 3 9637 2990 or international@education.vic.gov.au

When should I enrol my child?

To start primary school your child will need to turn five years old by 30 April in the year that they start school. Your child must be at school in the year that they turn six years of age. This is the compulsory school starting age. We suggest that you start the enrolment process as early as May the year before your child is due to start school.

If you are unsure of your child’s readiness to start school, please contact the office, or book a tour to learn more about our Prep transition process and discuss the individual needs of your child further.

Our Enrolment Process

Four easy steps to commencing a lifechanging learning journey

We understand that selecting the right school for your child is a signficiant decision, one that shapes their future direction and trajectory. At Port Melbourne Primary School, we've streamlined our enrolment process to make your decision easier and more informed. Our approach is designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of our educational approach, facilities and programs, and show you the unique learning journey we offer. From the initial school tour to the excitment of Day 1, we ensure smooth transition for your child at every step with our nurturing and personalised learning environment. Join us in a journey that respects the importance of your choice and promises a fulfilling educational experience for your child.



The best way to learn more about enrolling at Port Melbourne Primary School, and the journey we provide for your child, is to book a school tour. Tours are run each Friday and can be booked here



To enrol your child, simply complete and return our enrolment form (provided below, or at a school tour). If we are not your designated neighbourhood school, you may wish to attach a cover letter detailing why PMPS is the right school for your child.



A member of our transition team will reach out to provide more informaiton on the transition program for your child.



Once we have confirmed their enrolment, and you have the required unform items, your child is ready to commence their learning journey at Port Melbourne Primary School.

Ready to Enrol?

Below is a checklist of key information you should provide along with your enrolment form.

    • Proof of residential address
      • A rental agreement, or contract of sale
      • TWO recent utility bills (e.g., Water, Gas, Electricity, Phone)
    • Copy of Birth Certificate
    • Medicare Immunisation History Statement from the Australian Immunisation Register
    • Most recent School Report
    • Medical Management Plan
      • Action Plans (the coloured copy) provided by your doctor for asthma, allergies, anaphylaxis, diabetes, epilepsy or any other medical condition that the school should be aware of.
    • Evidence of Residency Status - Passport and Visa details (if Parents/Child are born overseas)
    • Any Intervention or Court Orders
    • Photocopy of Health Care Card for eligible CSEF families
    • Alternative Family Form
      • For Separated Families or additional carers where the student may live some of the term.
      • Please request this form from our office and we will email it through.