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Victoria/Melbourne Secondary School Zone Map Year 11

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As discussed in the previous blog entry Victoria has a large range of mixed year range for primary and secondary schools. It is just not the best use of my time to try map everything at each year level. So this is a compromise I decided to only do the school zone map for Year 11 in addition to what that the Year 7 one which had been previously done already.

Also please visit the follow blog on more information on the basic principle of how school zone is drawn in Victoria. One important thing I want to reinterate is that outside of metro area the zone is based on closest distance need to travel to the school in question, so what is shown in the map I create is based on closest distance as the crow flies, so you should only take this as reference not a source of true. Please contact the school in question and they will be able to final confirmation for you.

School Zoning in Victoria

  • Albert Park College
  • Alexandra Secondary College
  • Alkira Secondary College
  • Apollo Bay P-12 College
  • Ararat Secondary College
  • Ashwood High School
  • Auburn High School
  • Bacchus Marsh College (Maddingley 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 (Paisley Campus)
  • Bayswater Secondary College
  • Beaufort Secondary College
  • Beechworth Secondary College
  • Bellarine Secondary College (Ocean Grove Campus) Year 9 to 12
  • Belmont High School
  • Benalla P-12 College (Barkly Street Campus) Year 11-12
  • Bendigo Senior 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
  • Box Hill Senior Secondary College
  • Brauer Secondary College
  • Braybrook College
  • Brentwood Secondary College
  • Bright P-12 College
  • Brighton Secondary College
  • Broadford Secondary College
  • Brunswick Secondary College
  • Buckley Park College
  • Bundoora Secondary College
  • Camberwell High School
  • Camperdown College (Wilson Street)
  • Canterbury Girls Secondary College
  • Carrum Downs Secondary College
  • Carwatha College P-12
  • Casterton Secondary College
  • Castlemaine Secondary College (Senior Campus)
  • Castlemaine Secondary College (Yapeen Campus)
  • 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 (Delahey Senior Campus)
  • Corryong College
  • Craigieburn Secondary College
  • Cranbourne East Secondary College
  • Cranbourne 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
  • Dromana Secondary College
  • Drouin 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 (Senior 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
  • Goroke P-12 College
  • Greensborough Secondary College
  • Grovedale College
  • Hallam Senior Secondary College
  • Hampton Park Secondary College
  • Hawkesdale P12 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)
  • Hume Central Secondary College (Town Park Campus)
  • 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 (University Campus)
  • Kurunjang Secondary College
  • Kyabram P-12 College
  • Kyneton Secondary College
  • Lake Bolac College
  • Lakes Entrance Secondary College
  • Lakeview Senior 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 (Senior Campus)
  • Melbourne Girls College
  • Melton Secondary College
  • Mentone Girls Secondary College
  • Mildura Senior College
  • Mill Park Secondary College (Senior Campus)
  • Mirboo North Secondary College
  • Monbulk College
  • Monterey Secondary College
  • Montmorency Secondary College
  • Mooroolbark College
  • Mooroopna Secondary College
  • Mordialloc College
  • Mornington Secondary College (Senior Campus)
  • 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 (Middle Senior 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 (Goldsworthy Road 9-12 Campus)
  • Norwood Secondary College
  • Numurkah Secondary College
  • Oberon High School
  • 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 Senior Secondary College
  • Portland Secondary College
  • Princes Hill Secondary 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
  • Roxburgh College
  • Rushworth P-12 College (Rushworth Secondary Campus)
  • Rutherglen High School
  • Sale College (Macalister Campus)
  • Sandringham College (Senior Campus)
  • Scoresby Secondary College
  • Seymour College
  • Shepparton High School
  • Sherbrooke Community School
  • Somerville Secondary College
  • South Gippsland Secondary College
  • South Oakleigh Secondary 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 (Sunshine Senior Campus)
  • Surf Coast Secondary College
  • Swan Hill College
  • Swinburne Senior Secondary College
  • Tallangatta Secondary College
  • Tarneit Senior College
  • Taylors Lakes Secondary College
  • Templestowe College
  • Terang College (5-12 Campus)
  • The Grange P-12 College
  • Thomastown Secondary College
  • Thornbury High School
  • Timboon P-12 School
  • Trafalgar High School
  • Traralgon College (West Campus)
  • Tyrrell College
  • University High School
  • Upper Yarra Secondary College
  • Upwey High School
  • Vermont Secondary College
  • Victoria University Secondary College (Brimbank 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
  • 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 (Pasco Campus)
  • Wodonga Senior Secondary College
  • Wonthaggi Secondary College (Mc Bride Campus)
  • Wycheproof P-12 College
  • Wyndham Central Secondary College
  • Yarra Hills Secondary College (Mooroolbark Campus)
  • Yarram Secondary College
  • Yarrawonga College P-12 (Pinniger Street Campus)
  • Yea High School

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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School Zoning in Victoria

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School zoning in Victoria is simple yet can be complicated at the same time. In summary, the school zone or the official name Designated Neighbourhood Zone for Victorian schools are generally whatever closest to the student’s home. The exception between metro and rural area is that in the metro area this is defined by distance as the crow flies. In the rural area, it is defined as whatever closest travelling distance school to student’s home. Only Melbourne metropolitan region, Ballarat, Bendigo and Geelong are considered as the metro area for this purpose.

Also in some specific circumstances, Victorian Department of Education and Training have designed a number of Primary and Secondary school with specifically designated neighbourhood zone. If this is the case, it will no longer follow the closest distance rule anymore. What this means is that even if you live opposite to a particular school, if student’s home does not fall into the specifically designated neighbourhood zone then he or she may not be accepted into the school in question.

What adds to the complication is that in Victoria, Public Schools have a large mix of year range. In NSW, it is generally Kindergarten to Year 6, plus Year 7 to 12 for Public Schools. There is a few exception of infant schools going from Kindergarten to Year 3, Junior High Schools from Year 7 to 10 and Senior High Schools from Year 11 to 12. However, schools like these are relatively rare, for example in Sydney there are only a handful of Senior schools going from Year 11 to 12 compare to the hundreds of regular ones from Year 7 to 12. Also, Kindergarten in NSW is equivalent of Preschool in Victoria which refers to the first year of primary education that starts before Year One.

In Victoria there are dizzying array of year range for public schools, for example, they can be the following combination which I am sure I missed some

  • Preschool to Year 4
  • Preschool to Year 5
  • Preschool to Year 6
  • Preschool to Year 7
  • Preschool to Year 8
  • Year 5 to Year 12
  • Year 7 to Year 9
  • Year 7 to Year 10
  • Year 7 to Year 12
  • Year 8 to Year 12
  • Year 9 to Year 12
  • Year 10 to Year 12
  • Year 11 to Year 12

Now you see why it is a major pain in the rear for someone to create school zone maps for Victora, it is major work just to sort out the year range and group them.

The official Victorian government blog entry can be found here. As in all cases with Victoria School Zones, for final confirmation, you should contact the school in question. Most of the schools will have some spare spaces so out of area application is very viable for most of the schools and worth a try if there are specific schools students want to attend but their own fall outside of its school zone.

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