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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 these documents before starting your enrolment application. The following documents are available to download in PDF and RTF files: 

HAST sample question booklet

The HAST Sample Question Booklet provides an opportunity 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.

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Applying for academic selective entry

Students applying for Year 7 must 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. Students sitting the test must provide proof of identification (PDF, 129 KB) upon registration at the exam venue. Students must demonstrate continued excellence in academic, behaviour and effort. 

Year 5 process

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

Year 6 process

To enter Brisbane State High School, applicants in Year 6 are required to:

Years 8 to 12 process

Applicants for Years 8–12 must provide:

Submitting your application


Send your completed application package to:

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

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

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

In person

You can also lodge completed application packages at the school administration ​​office on the Merivale Street Campus, between 8.00am and 3.30pm.