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Enrolling at our school


Brisbane State High School is Queensland’s largest secondary school.

The school is currently over capacity and an application for enrolment does not guarantee a place at the school.​​

​​​​Students can apply for enrolment at Brisbane State High School (BSHS) under the following categories:

Under the selective entry programs students must have school reports that reflect continued excellence in academia, behaviour and effort reports.

See the BSHS Enrolment Management Plan for more information.

School Tours

Brisbane State High School offers prospective families the opportunity to attend a guided school tour. These are conducted every second Tuesday morning of Terms 1 - 3, commencing at 9:00am. School tours are not conducted during Term 4 due to Enrolments and end-of-year school commitments.

​Please note that due to overwhelming demand, all tours will be reserved for current Year 6 families as a priority. School tours book out quickly and numbers are limited, therefore bookings are essential.  For further information regarding school tours, or to book a tour please email

Term 3 2018 School Tour Dates:

  • Tuesday 31 July 2018
  • ​​​Tuesday 14 August 2018
  • Tuesday 28 August 2018
  • Tuesday 18 September 2018

Decision on Enrolment

Selective Entry - The Executive Principal is responsible for all decisions on selective entry enrolments and his decision on selection will be final. There is no internal​ review of the Executive Principal's decision. 

Local Catchment Area - The Executive Principal is responsible for all decisions on enrolments and may request any additional documentation and conduct other enquiries deemed necessary to satisfy eligibility criteria. 

Where the Executive Principal forms a preliminary view that an application will not satisfy the conditions of enrolment, applicants will be notified in writing. The applicant may respond to the Executive Principal's preliminary view by making a submission to the Executive​ Principal, no later than seven days after receiving the preliminary view letter.

If no submission is received, the Executive Principal's preliminary view will be treated as the final decision and no further notice will be provided.

If a submission is received, the Executive Principal will consider the submission and make a final decision. A final decision notice will be provided to the applicant as soon as is practicable.

There is no review of the Executive Principal's decision.​​​​