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 pro​spective student's sporting achievements.

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


Virtu​al School Tour

Take a flight through our campus for 360-degree views and videos along your journey. 

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Guided School Tour

Brisbane State High School offers prospective families the opportunity to attend a guided tour to explore our campus and learn more about our school. 

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What it's like to be a student at State High

​Uncover the enriching journey of learning and growth that our students embark on at State High. 


Walk with us – school tour video​

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

Enrolment Enquiry​​​

To submit your enrolment enquiry, please click here or the button below.

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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.

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Last reviewed 01 December 2023
Last updated 01 December 2023