Elisabeth Murdoch College


Thank you for your interest in Year 7, 2022 enrolment

Tour dates are currently being finalised. We look forward to sharing these with you next week. Until then please save the date for our college Open Night on Monday the 22nd of March from 5:30 till 7pm. We look forward to sharing our wonderful college with you soon.

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.



Monday 22rd of March

EMC Open Night 5:30pm – 7:30pm

March/April/May Tour Dates to be confirmed

Visit our school in action


Primary schools distribute a Transition Pack to all parents/carers of Year 6 students with:

·         Letter to Parents/Carers (from Regional Director)

·         Frequently Asked Questions (Parents/Carers)

·         List of Government schools in Region with Year 7

·         Application for Year 7 Placement

·         Privacy Notice

Early 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.


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

Late August

Specialist Programs Application Open

Late September

Specialist Program Applications Notified

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 2021, 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.

More Information for Transition

For Year 7 enrolments please discuss with your current primary school. Further information can be found at https://emc.vic.edu.au/elisabeth-murdoch-college-enrolments/transition.html.

Queries for all other year levels please contact our enrolments officer or complete our enrolment enquiry form via this linkhttps://www.emc.vic.edu.au/elisabeth-murdoch-college-enrolments.html

Information regarding the transition from Grade 6 to Year 7 from the Department of Education can be found on their website by following this link http://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/teachers/studentmanagement/transitions/Pages/transitions.aspx

You can also contact the VSBA Hotline on 1800 896 950 or email: vsba@edumail.vic.gov.au

Appeal Process for Applications into Year 7 - 2021

Elisabeth Murdoch College is a zoned school and is compelled to follow the Department of Education’s priority order of placement. This means that our College is unable to accept enrolments for all students who apply for year 7 in 2021.  If this has affected your family and you believe you have grounds for an appeal, please follow the following process as stated by the Department of Education and Training.

  • Complete the Year 6 to 7 Transition placement appeal form via this link: Download Appeals Form
  • Email the form to Elisabeth.Murdoch.co@education.vic.gov.au by no later than 4pm Monday the 31st of August, 2020. Appeals will not be accepted any other way other than via email.
  • Elisabeth Murdoch College will respond to your appeal in writing via email by no later than Friday the of 11th September, 2020.
  • If you are unhappy with the outcome of your appeal, families are advised to contact the Department of Education regional office after the 11th of September, 2020.

More Information for School Zones

Elisabeth Murdoch College has a zone in place, this can be viewed at http://www.emc.vic.edu.au/elisabeth-murdoch-college-enrolments/school-zone.html.  When there is insufficient accommodation at a school for all students who seek entry, students will be designated to the secondary school that is the closest proximity to their permanent address.

You can also find more information and answers to frequently asked questions on the Department’s website under School Zones.