Enrolling at our school



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

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

Local Catchment Area

The ​prospective student’s principal residence is within the defined local catchment area, as per the BSHS Enrolment Management Plan;

Selective Entry

Academic: selected based on an order of merit;

Cultural (Instrumental Music or Visual Art): selected on an instrumental audition or a folio of works that demonstrates the prospective student's artistic ability;

Sporting: selected based on the prospective student's sporting achievements.

Under the Selective Entry programs prospective students must have school reports that reflect continued excellence in academia, behaviour and effort.

Parents/guardians considering enrolling their child at Brisbane State High School must understand that the school is currently over capacity and an application for enrolment does not guarantee confirmation of a place.

For further information, please read the school's current Enrolment Management Plan, gazetted on 9 October 2020 by the Department of Ed​ucation.

Virtual school tour

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Walk with us - school tour video

 Our school tour video provides a snapshot of the exceptional facilities and programs on offer at our school.

Walk with us - guided group school tour

Prospective families are offered the opportunity to attend a guided school tour. Due to overwhelming demand, all tours are reserved for current Year 5 and current Year 6 families as a priority. 

School tours are heavily subsribed and numbers are limited, therefore bookings are essential.  For dates and bookings:​ click here​.

Enrolment Enquiry


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. 

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.

The Executive Principal is responsible for determining whether a student is entitled to be enrolled at the school on the basis of the requirements outlined under the Enrolment Management Plan and within the enrolment capacity of the school. There is no internal review of the Executive Principal's decision.

Contact our Enrolment Office:

Submit an enrolment enquiry via our online form

Phone: +61 7 3291 4111 

Email: ​​

Last reviewed 24 April 2022
Last updated 24 April 2022