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Victoria Melbourne Secondary School Zone Map

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Following is the best Victorian and Melbourne Secondary School Zone Map that I have created. This should also be the best and most accurate that can be found on the internet, I tried Google searches myself. The total currently stands at 310 zones for Year 7.

Victorian Secondary School Zone

Melbourne Secondary School Zone Map

Full zoomable map

  • Alamanda K-9 College
  • Albert Park College
  • Alexandra Secondary College
  • Alkira Secondary College
  • Altona P-9 College
  • Apollo Bay P-12 College
  • Ararat Secondary College
  • Ashwood High School
  • Auburn High School
  • Bacchus Marsh College (Maddingley Campus)
  • Baden Powell P-9 College (Tarneit Campus)
  • Baimbridge College
  • Bairnsdale Secondary College
  • Ballarat High School
  • Ballarat Secondary College (Mount Rowan Campus)
  • Ballarat Secondary College (Woodmans Hill Campus)
  • Balmoral K-12 Community College
  • Balwyn High School
  • Bayside P-12 College (Altona North Campus)
  • Bayside P-12 College (Williamstown Campus)
  • Bayswater Secondary College
  • Beaufort Secondary College
  • Beechworth Secondary College
  • Bellarine Secondary College (Drysdale Campus) Year 7 to 8
  • Belmont High School
  • Benalla P-12 College (Faithfull Street Campus) Year 7 to 10
  • Bendigo South East 7-10 Secondary College
  • Bentleigh Secondary College
  • Berwick Secondary College
  • Birchip P-12 School
  • Blackburn High School
  • Boort District P-12 School (Malone Street Campus)
  • Boronia K-12 College (Rangeview Campus)
  • Box Hill High School
  • Brauer Secondary College
  • Braybrook College
  • Brentwood Secondary College
  • Bright P-12 College
  • Brighton Secondary College
  • Broadford Secondary College
  • Brookside P-9 College
  • Brunswick Secondary College
  • Buckley Park College
  • Bundoora Secondary College
  • Camberwell High School
  • Cann River P-12 College
  • Canterbury Girls Secondary College
  • Carranballac P-9 College (Boardwalk Campus)
  • Carranballac P-9 College (Jamieson Way Campus)
  • Carrum Downs Secondary College
  • Carwatha College P-12
  • Casterton Secondary College
  • Castlemaine Secondary College (Junior Campus)
  • Castlemaine Secondary College (Yapeen Campus)
  • Chaffey Secondary College
  • Charles La Trobe P-12 College (La Trobe Campus)
  • Charlton College
  • Cheltenham Secondary College
  • Cobden Technical School
  • Coburg High School
  • Cohuna Secondary College
  • Colac Secondary College
  • Collingwood College
  • Copperfield College (Kings Park Junior Campus)
  • Copperfield College (Sydenham Junior Campus)
  • Corryong College
  • Craigieburn Secondary College
  • Cranbourne East Secondary College
  • Cranbourne Secondary College
  • Creekside K-9 College
  • Crusoe 7-10 Secondary College
  • Dandenong High School
  • Daylesford Secondary College
  • Derrinallum P-12 College
  • Diamond Valley College (Diamond Creek Campus)
  • Dimboola Memorial Secondary College
  • Donald High School
  • Doncaster Secondary College
  • Doveton College
  • Dromana Secondary College
  • Drouin Secondary College
  • Eaglehawk Secondary College
  • East Doncaster Secondary College
  • East Loddon P-12 College
  • Echuca College
  • Edenhope College
  • Elisabeth Murdoch College
  • Eltham High School
  • Elwood College
  • Emerald Secondary College
  • Epping Secondary College
  • Essendon East Keilor District College (East Keilor Campus)
  • Essendon East Keilor District College (Niddrie Campus)
  • Euroa Secondary College
  • Fairhills High School
  • Fitzroy High School
  • Footscray City College (Footscray City Campus)
  • Forest Hill College
  • Fountain Gate Secondary College
  • Frankston High School
  • Geelong High School
  • Gisborne Secondary College
  • Gladstone Park Secondary College
  • Glen Eira College
  • Glen Waverley Secondary College (Glen Campus)
  • Gleneagles Secondary College
  • Glenroy Secondary College
  • Goongerah Tubbut P–8 College (Goongerah Campus)
  • Goongerah Tubbut P–8 College (Tubbut Campus)
  • Goroke P-12 College
  • Greensborough Secondary College
  • Grovedale College
  • Hampton Park Secondary College
  • Hawkesdale P12 College
  • Hazel Glen College
  • Healesville High School
  • Heathmont College (Waters Grove Campus)
  • Heywood District Secondary College
  • Highvale Secondary College
  • Hopetoun P-12 College (Secondary Campus)
  • Hoppers Crossing Secondary College
  • Horsham College (Horsham High Campus)
  • Horsham College (Horsham High Campus)
  • Hume Central Secondary College (Blair Street Campus)
  • Hume Central Secondary College (Dimboola Road Campus)
  • Irymple Secondary College
  • John Fawkner Secondary College
  • Kambrya College
  • Kaniva College
  • Keilor Downs Secondary College
  • Kerang Technical High School
  • Kew High School
  • Keysborough Secondary College (Acacia Campus)
  • Keysborough Secondary College (Banksia Campus)
  • Koo Wee Rup Secondary College
  • Koonung Secondary College
  • Korumburra Secondary College
  • Kurnai College (Churchill Campus)
  • Kurnai College (Morwell Campus)
  • Kurunjang Secondary College
  • Kyabram P-12 College
  • Kyneton Secondary College
  • Lake Bolac College
  • Lakes Entrance Secondary College
  • Lalor North Secondary College
  • Lalor Secondary College
  • Lara Secondary College
  • Lavers Hill P-12 College
  • Laverton P-12 College
  • Leongatha Secondary College
  • Lilydale Heights College
  • Lilydale High School
  • Lorne – Aireys Inlet P-12 College (Aireys Inlet Campus)
  • Lorne – Aireys Inlet P-12 College (Lorne Campus)
  • Lowanna College (Newark Campus)
  • Lyndale Secondary College
  • Lyndhurst Secondary College
  • Macleod College (Macleod High Campus)
  • Maffra Secondary College
  • Mallacoota P-12 College
  • Manangatang P-12 College
  • Manor Lakes P-12 College
  • Mansfield Secondary College
  • Maribyrnong Secondary College
  • Maryborough Education Centre
  • McClelland Secondary College
  • McGuire College
  • Mckinnon Secondary College
  • Melba Secondary College (Junior Campus)
  • Melbourne Girls College
  • Melton Secondary College
  • Mentone Girls Secondary College
  • Merbein P-10 College (Secondary Campus)
  • Mill Park Secondary College
  • Mirboo North Secondary College
  • Monbulk College
  • Monterey Secondary College
  • Montmorency Secondary College
  • Mooroolbark College
  • Mooroopna Secondary College
  • Mordialloc College
  • Mortlake P-12 College
  • Mount Alexander 7-12 College
  • Mount Beauty Secondary College
  • Mount Clear College
  • Mount Eliza Secondary College
  • Mount Erin Secondary College (Frankston Campus)
  • Mount Ridley P-12 College
  • Mount Waverley Secondary College (Junior Campus)
  • Mullauna Secondary College (Mullauna Secondary College Campus)
  • Murrayville Community College
  • Murtoa College
  • Myrtleford P-12 College
  • Narre Warren South P-12 College
  • Nathalia Secondary College
  • Neerim District Secondary College
  • Newcomb Secondary College
  • Nhill College
  • Noble Park Secondary College
  • North Geelong Secondary College
  • Northcote High School
  • Northern Bay P-12 College (Hendy Street P-8 Campus)
  • Northern Bay P-12 College (Peacock Avenue P-8 Campus)
  • Northern Bay P-12 College (Tallis Street P-8 Campus)
  • Northern Bay P-12 College (Wexford Court P-8 Campus)
  • Norwood Secondary College
  • Numurkah Secondary College
  • Oberon High School
  • Officer Secondary College (interim name)
  • Orbost Secondary College
  • Ouyen P-12 College
  • Pakenham Secondary College
  • Parkdale Secondary College
  • Patterson River Secondary College
  • Peter Lalor Secondary College
  • Phoenix P-12 Community College (Sebastopol Campus)
  • Point Cook Prep – Year 9 College
  • Portland Secondary College
  • Princes Hill Secondary College
  • Pyramid Hill College
  • Rainbow P-12 College (interim name)
  • Red Cliffs Secondary College
  • Reservoir High School (Reservoir Campus)
  • Ringwood Secondary College
  • Robinvale College (interim name)
  • Rochester Secondary College
  • Rosebud Secondary College
  • Rosehill Secondary College
  • Rowville Secondary College
  • Rowville Secondary College (Eastern Campus)
  • Roxburgh College
  • Rushworth P-12 College (Rushworth Secondary Campus)
  • Rutherglen High School
  • Sale College (Guthridge Campus)
  • Sandringham College (Sandringham Year 7-10 Campus)
  • Scoresby Secondary College
  • Seymour College
  • Shepparton High School
  • Sherbrooke Community School
  • Somerville Secondary College
  • South Gippsland Secondary College
  • South Oakleigh Secondary College
  • Springside P-9 College
  • St Albans Secondary College
  • St Arnaud Secondary College
  • St Helena Secondary College
  • Staughton College
  • Stawell Secondary College
  • Strathmore Secondary College
  • Sunbury College
  • Sunbury Downs Secondary College
  • Sunshine College (Ardeer Campus)
  • Sunshine College (North Sunshine Campus)
  • Sunshine College (West Sunshine Campus)
  • Surf Coast Secondary College
  • Swan Hill College
  • Swifts Creek P-12 School (Tambo Campus)
  • Tallangatta Secondary College
  • Tarneit P-9 College
  • Taylors Lakes Secondary College
  • Templestowe College
  • Terang College (5-12 Campus)
  • The Grange P-12 College
  • The Lakes South Morang P-9 School
  • Thomastown Secondary College
  • Thornbury High School
  • Timbarra P-9 College
  • Timboon P-12 School
  • Trafalgar High School
  • Traralgon College (East Campus)
  • Truganina P-9 College
  • Tyrrell College
  • University High School
  • Upper Yarra Secondary College
  • Upwey High School
  • Vermont Secondary College
  • Victoria University Secondary College (Deer Park Campus)
  • Viewbank College
  • Wallan Secondary College
  • Wanganui Park Secondary College
  • Wangaratta High School (Edwards Street Campus)
  • Wantirna College
  • Warracknabeal Secondary College
  • Warragul Regional College
  • Warrandyte High School
  • Warrnambool College (Warrnambool Campus)
  • Wedderburn College
  • Weeroona College Bendigo
  • Wellington Secondary College
  • Werribee Secondary College
  • Werrimull P-12 School
  • Westall Secondary College
  • Western Heights Secondary College (Vines Road Campus)
  • Western Port Secondary College
  • Wheelers Hill Secondary College
  • Whittlesea Secondary College
  • William Ruthven Secondary College
  • Williamstown High School (Bayview Campus)
  • Wodonga Middle Years College (Felltimber Campus)
  • Wodonga Middle Years College (HighWater Campus)
  • Wodonga Middle Years College (Huon Campus)
  • Wonthaggi Secondary College (Dudley Campus)
  • Wycheproof P-12 College
  • Wyndham Central Secondary College
  • Yarra Hills Secondary College (Mooroolbark Campus)
  • Yarra Hills Secondary College (Mount Evelyn Campus)
  • Yarram Secondary College
  • Yarrawonga College P-12 (Gilmore Street Campus)
  • Yea High School
  • Yuille Park P-8 Community College (Grevillea Campus)

The proper name used by Victorian Department of Education is called “Designated neighbourhood school” which is what a particular address is zoned for particular school. When discussed from prospective of a particular school is often referred as one of the following term.

  • Designated neighbourhood zone
  • Designated neighbourhood boundary
  • Neighbourhood zone
  • School Zone
  • School intake area
  • School catchment

For the final confirmation please contact the school in question.

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Overview of Melbourne and Sydney School Catchment/School Zone/Local Drawing Area

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For people who are not familiar with Australian education system, this is a bit of general information entry. Education is responsibility of the each State, they are however funded at State and Federal level. Each Australian State are responsible for the day to day running of schools within their territories. With each state responsible for the education in their own territory, there are both subtle and both significant differences in how the school Catchment/School Zone/Local Drawing Area are defined in each state.

I have been creating Sydney Public School catchment maps and making them public for the last year. In Sydney each public school has their own specific catchment area that are often bounded by major roads, geographic separations such as rivers, creeks, parks etc. The shape of the catchment boundaries are generally irregular and in general there is no overlap from school to school. The catchment is defined by the NSW Department of Education and they may shrink or expand depend on the enrolment number and space available at each public school in question. In Sydney the school question is legally obligated to accept the students if he or she resides within the catchment of the school in question.

Following is a sample of Sydney Inner West Public School to illustrate the case.

Inner West Public School Catchment Map

For Melbourne Australia’s second largest city, the system is very different. First of all it is not called the catchment, but “Local Neighbourhood Zone”. However the school in question often refer it also as catchment, school zone etc. In the past the rule for Mebourne is that you are zoned for closest school to your residence from the front door of the school. So it use to be be where you can pull out a ruler and measure it on a map and able to determine fairly reliably which primary school catchment/zone you current address will fall into. What happen with this rule is that the actual representation of the school catchment/zone will look like a polygon, please refer to the following image as an example.

Melbourne Sample School Catchment Map

I suspect this model was adopted originally because there is not much enrolment pressure and students likely could have gone to the neighbouring schools should they wish to most of time. However with the recent enrolment pressure, large number of inner Melbourne city primary schools have now got specific school catchment/zone very much like their Sydney counterpart, this number is going up rapidly and in a few year the inner Melbourne school catchment map will likely look very similar to what Sydney look like now. One thing to note is that schools with specific zoning often have overlaps between neighbouring schools. So if student in question reside in that overlapping area, they have the option of choosing which school they wish to attend.

Also with the increasing enrolment pressure in inner Melbourne, a lot of schools have also got enrolment ceiling in place which means once that is reached they will not accept further enrolment even if the student in question resides within the official school catchment/zone area.

An example of the Sydney style school catchment/zone that are happening in more regularity in inner Melbourne city.

Melbourne Sample School Catchment Map specific zoned

As usual contact the school in question or Department of Education for the final confirmation on school catchment/zone matter.