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Students within catchment


All students, whose principle place of residence is within the school’s catchment area/s are subject to the Education (General Provisions) Act 2006 eligible for enrolment at the school. The school Principal will hold places for students who relocate to within the catchment area throughout the school year. 

Parents who wish to enrol their children at the school will need to demonstrate that the student’s principal place of residence is within the catchment area. Current proof of residency at the address indicated can be provided by way of one of each of the following: 

  • One primary source – a current rental/lease agreement, or rate's notice, or an unconditional sale agreement.
  • One secondary source – a utility bill (e.g. electricity, gas), showing this same address and parent's/legal guardian's name.   


Priority for an application for enrolment from within catchment will be considered for applicants first who will be living as the sole occupants in their place of residence. (ie: not living with a friend/relative)

If the Principal is not satisfied that the documentation provided by an applicant demonstrates adequately that the address stated is the student's principal place of residence, then the Principal may request further sources of proof of residency. Please read the school's EMP for further information

Applicants should note that a false statement/assertion about the student’s principle place of residence can amount to fraud and may be reported to police to be investigated. The school principal may consider repealing a decision to enrol a student in such circumstances. Please view our local catchment area

Download the school's enrolment form and school's Enrolment Agreement/Permissions forms:

 enrolment form (PDF, 516 KB)

Enrolment Agreement/School Permissions


School Tours

School tours are available on the following dates.  Bookings must be made prior to the scheduled day.

Semester 1 dates

 2:15pm Thursday 28 February 2019

 2:15pm Thursday 14 March 2019

 2:15pm Thursday 28 March 2019

 2:15pm Thursday 2 May 2019

 2:15pm Thursday 16 May 2019

 2:15pm Thursday 30 May 2019

 2:15pm Thursday 13 June 2019

2:15pm Thursday 27 June 2019


Out of catchment enrolments


Families outside the enrolment boundary may submit an application for enrolment but there is no guarantee that a place will be offered.


From the 1 January 2016 Benowa State Schooll has introduced an application fee of $100 dollars for outside catchment applications. This fee is payable on submitting an enrolment form.  

This fee will be added as a credit to your account for use to pay school fees and excursions once your child has started at the school. 

If the school decides not to uphold your application for enrolment by Friday 22 November 2019, we will refund your deposit in full.  

Should you decide not to proceed with the enrolment and withdraw your application your $100 fee will not be refunded. 

Places for students outside the enrolment boundary are managed to ensure an even spread of students across year levels and to ensure the total enrolment does not exceed the school’s accommodation capacity.

Out of Catchment Information 



Prep is available to all children who have their fifth birthday from 1 July in the year preceding prep, to the 30 June during their Prep year.  

We take pride in all that Benowa State School has to offer. We hope that you will join in and become part of the Benowa family. 

Parent information Sessions will be held 

  • Thursday 14 March 9:30am in the School Hall
  • Thursday 6 June at 9:30am in the School Hall
  • Thursday 1 August at 6:00pm in the TBA


At these sessions parents will be introduced to key staff, Benowa routines and a guided walk through our Prep classes.  

View the department's prep ready reckoner calculator to determine when your child can commence their preparatory year. 

All enquiries can be directed to our enrolment officer:


Jill Sabell 

Telephone: (07) 5510 4382