Find and select a primary school
Learn more about catchment zones, and how to find your local schools online.
What is a catchment zone?
NSW public primary schools have a catchment zone or local enrolment area. If you live inside a school’s enrolment area, your child is guaranteed a place at that school.
Your child can go to a school outside your catchment zone only if that school has places available.
NSW Public School Finder online tool
The NSW Department of Education's online School Finder helps you find schools in your local catchment zone.
You can enter your home address or search by a school’s name. There are other filtering options available as well as guidelines on how to use the School Finder.
The School Finder lists schools within 105km of your home.
Families who live further than 105km from their nearest public school can find more information on their options at the Rural and Distance Education website.