Enrolling at ABHS

Enrolment criteria for entering Secondary School

Applications for high school in 2025 through the Department for Education’s transition process will open from Week 1, Term 2 2024. Parents with children attending public Primary Schools will be advised of this process through their current school.

To be eligible for a Year 7 allocation in 2025 through the Transition to Secondary School process applicants are required to meet one of the following requirements:

When demand from families living in the shared zone exceeds places available, consideration will be given to:

  • students with siblings currently at the school
  • distance from the child’s home to the school
  • social and family links to the school
  • curriculum options only available at the preferred school (excluding special interest programs), and transportation and location convenience

ABHS - Transition to High School

By late May, parents are expected to have submitted their registration of interest to the Department for Education via the Department’s online form or by delivering a hard copy to their child’s current Primary School.

Students who are allocated to Adelaide Botanic High School for commencement of Year 7 in 2025 will be advised around mid-August 2024.

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Proof of residency

If you are applying as living in the shared zone, supporting documentation must be provided of your child’s permanent residential address prior to Adelaide Botanic High School confirming the enrolment.

Documentation must include:

  • If the parent/guardian owns their home: A copy of the contract of sale for the property or a recent council rates notice, and a recent gas or electricity bill for that property.
  • If the parent/guardian rents their home: A rental agreement and a bond receipt lodged with Consumer and Business Services showing the current place of residence. The rental agreement should cover at least the first 12 months the child will be attending the school, and a recent gas or electricity bill for that property.

Further information on enrolling in a SA high school and the Year 6-7 transition process is available here.


Other year level entry options (in-zone)

In-zone students will be considered if, and when, any vacancies become available in these year levels.

A registration of interest form will need to be completed in order to be added to the Enrolment Register for any vacancies that may become available.

Supporting documentation confirming the child’s in-zone residential address must be included on the registration of interest form.

If you would like to complete a registration of interest form for a particular year level in 2024, please select the relevant form from the options below. Please note that our Year 7 register is current and only for 2024. Should you require information on registering your interest for Year 7 in 2025, please email ABHS.Enrolments30@schools.sa.edu.au and we will respond to your enquiry.

Capacity Management Plan

Adelaide Botanic High School is subject to a Capacity Management Plan to manage enrolment pressure.

A copy of the gazetted Capacity Management Plan can be downloaded below.


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