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Find a school or preschool

This page will find your school zone based on your address. You can find preschool, primary and secondary school zones.

You can search by local government areas or state electorates using the find other services tool. You can also search for specific schools by name.

Sites can update their listing by filling in the appropriate forms and emailing them through to decd.dma@sa.gov.au

How zones and areas work

Preschool catchment areas

All government preschools will prioritise enrolment applications for children living within the preschool’s local catchment area. Where there are more children seeking to enrol in a preschool than places available, the preschool will allocate places using priority of access criteria.

Families from outside a preschool's local catchment area are able to register their interest in enrolling their child at their preferred preschool by lodging an enrolment registration form. You can ask your preschool director or school principal for more information about this.

Advice about enrolment at a neighbouring primary school should be sought from the school principal.

Primary school zones

A primary school zone is a defined area from which the school accepts its core intake of students. Some primary schools are zoned.

Acceptance into a particular primary school is subject to its capacity, and the respective principal will be able to advise if they have available spaces.

High school zones

A high school zone is a defined area from which the school accepts its core intake of students. Most government high schools in metropolitan Adelaide are zoned.

With some exceptions, a student’s zoned school is determined according to their primary place of residence.

Acceptance into a particular high school is subject to its capacity, and the respective principal will be able to advise if they have available spaces.

Shared zones

A small number of schools share areas from which they accept core enrolments.

Where school zones overlap, enrolment enquiries can be directed to either principal who will be able to advise if they have available spaces.