Priority Enrolment Area (PEA)

1. Definition

Each ACT public school gives priority to the enrolment of children living in its Priority Enrolment Area (PEA). ACT public schools are non-selective.

2. Frequently Asked Questions

The FAQs for Priority Enrolment Areas provides detailed additional information on PEAs.

3. Schedule of PEAs

Detailed maps of PEAs for 2016 and 2017 can be found on the Allhomes website.

To use the Allhomes map tool:

  1. Scroll down the Allhomes screen until you get to the options section.
  2. Select 'ACT public school zones'
  3. Select one of 'Primary Schools', 'High Schools' or 'Colleges'. This will bring up a new layer on the map.
  4. Zoom in and out of the map using your mouse or blue arrows on the left.
  5. Clicking on the school or information icons provides information on the school or shared Priority Enrolment Area.

3.1 PEAs for 2016 and 2017

To find your local school refer to the suburb look up table. PEA information is also provided in text form.

Suburb Lookup Tables for 2016 and 2017

The following information shows the schools which serve each suburb. Some parts of some suburbs cannot access all the listed schools due to certain suburbs being spread across a number of PEAs (refer to Allhomes map for more detail). This general guide should be viewed in conjunction with maps and tables relating to specific schools. This guide does not include Early Childhood Schools, Special Needs Schools and the Kindergarten to Year 6 French program at Telopea School as they have no priority Enrolment areas.

PEA Descriptions by School for 2016 and 2017 Priority Enrolment Area (PEA)

The pages provide information about school or college linkages with suburbs or parts of suburbs:



3.2 Summary of Changes

4. Potential PEA Changes Under Consideration by the Directorate

5. Contact Details

If you require further assistance or clarification on the priority enrolment areas please contact the ACT Education Directorate at: