Chifley College Bidwill Campus

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Our school can help with enrolment queries throughout the year.

Local enrolment area

Check your address on School Finder to see if it is within our local intake area. Most schools have designated local enrolment areas. Note: local enrolment areas are subject to change.

How to enrol

If you live in our intake area and would like to apply to enrol at our school, start by submitting an online enrolment application. Online enrolment is currently only available for Australian or New Zealand citizens and permanent residents.

If you are not able to apply online or you prefer not to, download the paper application to enrol (PDF 768.4KB) form. Please complete the form in English. A translated application to enrol may help you do this.

Online enrolment can also be used for out-of-area enrolment. Please note that out-of-area enrolment procedures are subject to the department’s enrolment policy.

Enrolment applications are finalised at the school.

For more information, visit sTpe school enrolment.

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How to enrol - Year 6 into Year 7

In NSW government schools, applying to move from primary school to high school is a 2-step process that starts with an Expression of Interest. Visit the moving to high school page to learn more about the process.

  • If you have received an offer from our school for placement into Year 7 next year, the next step is to visit online enrolment to proceed with the offer and complete the enrolment application.
  • If you did not submit an expression of interest or are not eligible, visit online enrolment to start a new application to our school.
  • If you submitted your expression of interest using a paper form, or would prefer not to enrol online, use the application to enrol (PDF 768.4KB) form.

Moving to high school

Visit the moving to high school page to find out more about the transition of year 6 students into year 7.

Temporary visas and international students

The Temporary Residents Program has information about eligibility and the forms to complete an application.

Distance education

Distance education is an equity program for students who are geographically isolated or whose individual circumstances prevent them from regularly attending school. Students must meet one of the conditions in the Distance Education Enrolment Procedures to be eligible to access this program as a full-time student.

For more information about educational opportunities in rural areas, visit Rural and distance education.

Non-local enrolment in Chifley College.

Families who wish to enrol students into Chifley College will have access to their local high school, based on the drawing area for each of these schools, using the usual enrolment process. Each NSW Government school has in place a non-local enrolment procedure, which the school uses to make informed decisions about enrolling students who do not live in the area for that school.

Students who wish to apply to enrol at one of the Chifley College Campuses, which is not their local school, may do so by completing the non-local enrolment application process. This process aligns with the processes in place for all NSW public schools.

Families will complete the application form which is available via link on the school website. The non-local enrolment application form attached at this link will also need to be submitted to the school for which the application is being completed. The form should include information which shows why the student should be considered in terms of one or more of the selection criteria below.

Enrolment Panel

Each non-local enrolment will be considered for placement at the campus against the selection criteria, the needs of the student and the capacity of the school to provide the support necessary to accommodate the student. 

This review panel will be made up of an executive member of staff, at least one teaching member of staff and at least one community member.

The outcome of the enrolment panel will be made in writing to the parents or caregivers of the student.

Selection Criteria 

The selection criteria for non-local enrolment will be inform the decision of the enrolment panel. These criteria will be processed in order of priority as listed below:

1. siblings already enrolled at the school.

2. proximity and access to the school 

3. medical reasons 

4. safety and supervision of the student before and after school 

5. availability of subjects or combinations of subjects 

6. compassionate circumstances 

7. structure and organisation of the school 


Unsuccessful non-local applicants may appeal against the decision of the enrolment panel. The appeal is made in writing to the principal and sets out the grounds of the appeal. The principal will provide or arrange assistance, such as an interpreter, to enable the appeal to be set out in writing. 

The purpose of the appeal is to determine whether the stated criteria have been applied equitably. The principal will consider the appeal and decide. The parent will be advised of the outcome in writing.

Moving overseas

Moving overseas and need school reports authenticated for DFAT? 

Email to arrange to bring original documents to 105 Phillip Street, Parramatta 2150.