Find and select a primary school

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 locate 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.

Rural and remote students

The School Finder lists schools within 105km of your home.

However, if you live further than 105km from your nearest public school, you can find more information for geographically isolated students at the Rural and Distance Education website.