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Academic Selective Entry

​​​​​​​​​​​Brisbane State High School has a strong tradition of academic excellence. Entry to the school through the Academic Selective Entry category is limited and heavily oversubscribed​ each year.

Students are selected on the basis of an order of merit.

Before You Apply

Please read the following documents before commencing the enrolment application: 

Selective Entry Enrolment Information

Year 7, 2021 | Applications now closed 

On Tuesday 11 February 2020, an Enrolment Information Session was held at Brisbane State High School for parents and guardians of students enrolling in Year 7, 2021 via Selective Entry. Download the presentation and information sheet from the Information Session below:

Due to the current COVID-19 situation the Academic Selective Entry Test for Year 7 2021 has been postponed until Term 3 2020. Date to be advised.

HAST Information

The HAST Sample Question Booklet provides an opportunity for Year 6 students wishing to apply for the Academic Selective Entry test, to reflect on the types of skills required of the candidate but is not designed to teach candidates these skills. ACER has written this booklet to assist students become familiar with the style and content of the questions at the HAST Junior Secondary level.

Information sourced from

Year 7, 2022 | Applications closing 4 September 2020

Information session for parents/guardians of students in Year 7, 2022 for Academic Selective Entry only:
  • Date: Tuesday 21 July 2020
  • Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm
  • Venue: Performing Arts Centre (PAC) - Entry via M3 Gate, Merivale Street.
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Applying for Academic Selective Entry

Students applying for Year 7 under this category of enrolment are required to sit the Academic Selective Entry​​ test. This test is used to spread and rank high-performing young students. Test results are the primary selection criterion for entry. In addition to the test results, students are required to demonstrate continued excellence in academic, behaviour and effort to remain eligible for Academic Selective Entry enrolment.

A non-refundable and non-transferable Processing Fee of $420.00 applies for all Selective Entry Applications.

Students undertaking the test are required to provide a completed Photo Identification For​m (PDF, 373 KB)​, upon registration at the test venue. 

Tests can only be undertaken on the dates listed on the Enrolment Timelines (PDF, 224 KB):

  • Year 6 2020 for Year 7 2021 Academic Selective Entry Test - Postponed

  • Year 5 2020 for Year 7 2022 Academic Selective Entry Test - Sunday 11 October 2020

Year 5 process 

Applications are now open | Applications close Friday 4 September 2020

To gain ‘conditional entry’ into Brisbane State High School, applicants in Year 5 are required to: 

Click here to view the Year 5 2020 for Year 7 2022 flyer.
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Year 6 process 

 Applications closed Monday 16 March 2020

Current Year 6 students applying for Year 7 enrolment under Academic Selective Entry category are required to:

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Years 8 to 12 process

Applications open August 2020 | Applications close Friday 11 September 2020

Applicants for Years 8–12 must provide:

All places for Selective Entry in Years 8 - 12 are subject to availability.

Merit Entry Equity Bursary | Selective Entry (Academic)

Brisbane State High School is a public school that is committed to providing opportunity for students.  For students who are out-of-catchment, this opportunity comes in the form of selected entry places.  Currently, there is a $420 enrolment processing fee associated with these places. 

We recognise that there are families who experience genuine hardship.  In cases of sustained hardship, this fee may prevent consideration of a select entry place.  We wish to consider all students who desire a place at Brisbane State High School under the category of Selective Entry - Academic and do not want this fee to be a barrier for those in genuine hardship. 

As a result, the School Council has endorsed a limited number of Merit Entry Equity Bursaries available for Selective Entry - Academic in 2020. 

We invite families for whom this fee presents an insurmountable barrier to application, to submit interest in this bursary by the closing dates listed below:

​Selective Entry - Acacdemic Test​Closing Date for Bursary Applications​Selective Entry - Academic Test Day
​Year 6 2020 for Year 7 2021 
​Applications have now closed
Postponed - date to be advised.
Year 5 2020 for Year 7 2022
Friday, ​28 August 2020
​Sunday, 11 October 2020


Please forward the completed application form and the additional required enrolment materials to

Click here for details and the Merit Entry Equity Bursary 2020 application form.

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Submitting Your Application

Email or Mail

Enrolment application packages must include the relevant supporting documentation along with a completed Prospective Student Enrolment Application Form (PDF, 849 KB)

Enrolment applications cannot be processed if the submission is incomplete.

Original documents included in the application can be returned by post if the application includes a self-addressed, stamped envelope.​ (recommended)

Brisbane State High School cannot accept any responsibility for documents sent by mail.

Send your completed application package to: 

or mail to:

Brisbane State High School
Corner Cordelia and Glenelg Streets​​​​
South Brisbane Qld 4101

For further information regarding Academic Selective Entry enrolment, please contact the Enrolments Office:

Contact our Enrolment Office:

Office hours are 8.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday, during school terms only.

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Phone | +61 7 3291 4111