Elisabeth Murdoch College


Appeals Process for Year 7 2022

Due to Elisabeth Murdoch College being a Zoned school and following the Department of Education’s priority order of placement, we were unable to accept enrolment for all students applying for Year 7 in 2022. If this affected your family and you believe you have grounds for an appeal, please follow the process as stated by DET. (The Department of Educations appeals process can be viewed at https://www.education.vic.gov.au/parents/going-to-school/Pages/year-6-to-7.aspx)

  1. Complete the Year 6 to 7 Transition Placement Appeal form - Download Here
  2. Email the from to Elisabeth.Murdoch.co@education.vic.gov.au by no later than 4pm on Monday 16th August,2021.  Appeals will not be accepted via email.
  3. Elisabeth Murdoch College will respond to your appeal via email by no later than 4pm on Friday 27th August, 2021.
  4. If you are unhappy with the outcome of your appeal, families are able to contact the Department of Education Regional Office after the 27th August, 2021.

Transition Dates Year 6 to 7 2022

Important dates for students going from year 6 to 7 for 2021-2022 are in the table below.  

Please note that you cannot enrol a grade six student through the secondary school. Forms are distributed and collected by your primary school. The state-wide placement timeline stipulates that secondary schools do not distribute copies of the Application for Year 7 Placement form.



Friday 14th May

Parents/Carers return Application for Year 7 Placement forms to primary schools by this date. Primary Schools are responsible for checking that the form is accurate and complete and that the parent’s/carer’s preferences are clear.

Wednesday 4th August

Primary schools notify parents/carers of year six students of placement offers, in writing.

Monday 9th August

Specialist Programs Applications open online

Application process and requirements for the programs to be communicated to families mid-term two.

Wednesday 18th August

Specialist Program Applications close

Out of Zone Families

Elisabeth Murdoch College follows the Department of Education’s placement guidelines when placing students at the College in Year 7. If your primary place of residence falls outside the designated zone for our College, we ask that you write a letter addressed to our Principal stating the reasons you would like your child to attend Elisabeth Murdoch College. Please attach this to your application that is returned to your primary school.  We ask that this isNOTforwarded to the College separately.


If your primary place of residence falls outside of our designated zone and your Grade 6 student has a sibling who is already enrolled at the College and will also be attending in 2022, we ask that this is also included in your out of zone application letter and noted on the transition form. (Please provide the full name ​and year level of the sibling attending Elisabeth Murdoch College).

The Department provides guidance through the School Placement Policy to ensure that students have access to their designated neighbourhood school and the freedom to choose other schools, subject to facility limitations.