​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Redland Bay State School recognises as its prime obligation, the provision of access to an appropriate educational service for students whose principal place of residence is within the school's catchment area. Because of enrolment capacity and growth, Redland Bay State School may be unable to meet this obligation in the future unless action is taken to manage enrolments. The Principal must restrict the enrolment of out-of-catchment students to ensure in-catchment students can enrol at their local state school without requiring additional facilities. Any family seeking to enrol at the school will be required to prove their current residential address.

If you are interested in enrolling at our school and meet our catchment area criteria, you can either download the forms (Enrolment Application Forms and Permissions and State School Consent Form)  on the right-hand side or drop into the office and pick up an enrolment pack.

Once you have completed all your paperwork and have the supporting documents listed below, please contact us to make an appointment time with one of our Deputies. 

If you are interested in enrolling your child for prep the following Prep calculator will help you work out when your child is eligible to start school.  We do not need to interview Prep students.  We do hold a Prep Information Night in September.

Enrolling at Redland Bay State School in 3 easy steps

Step 1 - The enrolment process

Redland Bay State School has a current enrolment management plan which means you must live within our catchment to enrol. Any family seeking to enrol at the school will be required to prove their current residential address. Check the Catchment Zone Map  to find your address.  If you reside outside our catchment area, Out of Catchment forms are available here or from the office. The decision to enrol an out of catchment enrolment lies with the principal.

Step 2 – Submitting enrolment forms and documentation

When submitting enrolment forms, please come prepared with copies of the correct documentation, otherwise the enrolment process cannot proceed. Our office staff can copy documents as needed.

You must have all the following documentation completed before contacting the school.  We cannot accept partially completed enrolments.


  • Enrolment Application Forms and Permissions 
  • State School Consent Form

​original birth certificate to be sighted by office staff

visa and passport documentation if the student is not an Australian citizen

report card from previous school

transition statement (Pre-Prep students only)

other relevant documents e.g. medical documents, speech therapy reports, legal/custody documents.

Proof of Residency (2 Sources)

*  one primary source – a current rental agreement, rates notice or contract of sale

*  one secondary source – a utility bill e.g. electricity, gas (showing the same
    address and parent's/guardian's legal name)

Proof of Residency Other -
If any of these documents are not provided then a properly sworn Statutory Declaration signed by a Justice of the Peace (JP) from the enrolling parent or legal guardian attesting that the student's principle place of residence is the place nominated in the enrolment application will be required.

Properly sworn Statutory Declaration signed by a justice of the Peace (JP) from the person(s) the student will be residing with in catchment, attesting that the student's principle place of residence is the place nominated in the enrolment application (total of two (2) Statutory Declarations)

Applicants should note that a false statement/assertion about the student's principle place of residence may amount to an offence and may be reported to police. The Principal may repeal a decision to enrol a student in such circumstances.  The Principal may also request additional pieces of proof of residency and interview(s)  with all parties to discuss the living arrangements.

No interview will take place without the above documentation.

Step 3 – Enrolment interview (for years 1 to 6 only)
At the enrolment interview, we will:

  • Discuss the details on the enrolment application
  • Discuss and organise uniforms and uniform expectations
  • Discuss and organise stationary, books and readiness for learning
  • Advise of class details
  • Complete all paperwork​

Last reviewed 27 March 2023
Last updated 27 March 2023