Enrolling/Transferring - ACT Public Schools

ACT public school enrolments for 2020 opened on Monday 29 April 2019. This is for all enrolments from Preschool to Year 12.

Visit the Education website at www.education.act.gov.au for more information and to enrol using the online enrolment form

Parents/carers are welcome to apply to enrol/transfer their child at any time during the school year using an online application form. Full details are available from the Education website.

If you would like to discuss enrolment at Lyneham Primary School, please contact the school on 61421720 to make an appointment with the Principal, Annamaria Zuffo.

Priority Enrolment Area (PEA)

Students who live in the suburbs of Lyneham, North Lyneham, Downer and O'Connor (north of Belconnen Way and Macarthur Avenue) are automatically eligible for a place at Lyneham Primary School in Kindergarten to Year 6. Evidence showing the place of residence is required upon enrolment.

Non-Permanent Residents of Australia

Children who are not permanent residents of Australia are welcome to enrol at Lyneham Primary School, however eligibility to attend a school in the ACT as an international student must first be clarified by the International Education Unit of the ACT Education Directorate.

In the first instance parents/carers of non-permanent resident children should contact the International Education Unit on 02 62059176 (phone) or 02 6205 9239 (fax) or email at ieu@act.gov.au


In the ACT children are eligible for a year of government preschool if they turn four on or before 30 April in that year.  We have two preschool sites - one in Garling Street, Lyneham and one in Cotton Street, Downer.

Preschool enrolments for the 2019 school year opened from 6.00am on Monday, 30 April 2018.

Where there is excess demand for places from students within the PEA, enrolments may be referred to other preschools within the local area that have capacity. This may occur for children who are:  resident within the PEA, not resident within the PEA yet have siblings concurrently enrolled at the school, resident in the shared enrolment zone for the school.

After you lodge the online enrolment form you will be contacted by the school to be offered a place and to bring documents to the Primary site to show proof of date of birth and proof of address (household utilities bill, tenancy agreement etc).  Upon confirmation of this information and acceptance of the enrolment offer, further information will be provided regarding session choice.  Upon your child entering preschool in 2019 you will need to provide evidence of immunisation.

Information for NSW residents applying for preschool in 2019.

Please follow this link: https://www.education.act.gov.au/school_education/enrolling_in_an_act_public_school/nsw-resident-enrolments

Kindergarten to Year 6

In the ACT children are eligible to commence school in Kindergarten if they turn five on or before 30 April in that year.

For all enrolments from Kindergarten to Year 6 please use the online enrolment form on the Education Directorate website.  Enrolments for the 2019 school year opened from 6.00am on Monday, 30 April 2018.

After you lodge the online enrolment form we will contact you to make an appointment at our Primary Site and you will be required to show proof of date of birth, proof of address (household utilities bill, tenancy agreement etc) and immunisation documents.

If your child attends one of our preschools they are automatically enrolled in Kindergarten at Lyneham Primary School and you do not have to re-enrol for Kindergarten.

Information for NSW residents applying for kindergarten to year 6 in 2019.

Please follow this link:  https://www.education.act.gov.au/school_education/enrolling_in_an_act_public_school/nsw-resident-enrolments


Our handbook is available to read through this link.

Lyneham Primary School P-Yr 6 Handbook 2019

Kindergarten Handbook


The ACT Health Directorate requires schools to collect information regarding each student's Immunisation status.  An Immunisation Record can be:

  • A child's "Blue Book"
  • A statement from the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register
  • Similar statement or record from other jurisdictions

If your child is not immunised, or you have no record of such immunisation, or you are not sure if he/she has been immunised, a Statutory Declaration must be provided to the school to this effect. Non-immunised children will be excluded from school in the event of an outbreak of a disease that is preventable by immunisation.

Our School Enrolment Management Plan is here.  Enrolment Management Plan