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Grade 6 to Year 7

Thank you for considering Sunshine College as a secondary school for your child. 


The number of Year 7 places can vary from year to year and the Department of Education and Training (DET) determines the enrolment priorities for all government schools.


Sunshine College in accordance with DET enrolment priorities applies the following enrolment criteria when determining Year 7 placements:

  1. Students for whom the school is the designated neighbourhood government school.

  2. Students with a sibling at the same permanent residence who are attending the school at the same time.

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

  4. Students seeking enrolment on specific curriculum grounds.

  5. All other students in order of closeness of their permanent residence to the school.

  6. In exceptional circumstances, compassionate grounds.

Permanent residential address is defined as where the student is living with their own family within the designated neighbourhood area (Zone). It does not include staying with another relative, friend or a business address.

All Year 7 applications are made according to the Department of Education Placement process whilst your child is in Grade 6. Your child’s primary school will organise the Year 7 secondary school application process.

Sunshine College encourages parents of prospective students to tour the school during the day to observe the school’s curriculum and engaging programs.

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Our Designated Neighbourhood Area (DNA)

If you are residing outside of our DNA and would like to enrol your child please contact the college for further information.

You can find the the most up-to-date information about Victorian school zones at


 Information on this site is updated in Term 1 each year, ready for the Year 6 to 7 transition period.

If you have a question about school zones call the VSBA Hotline on

1800 896 950 or email

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