Bankstown West Public School

Respect, Believe, Succeed

Telephone02 9790 6158


Our school can help with enrolment queries throughout the year.

Information for Parents

See the attached document here to answer some of the questions you may have in relation to the new enrolment policy.

Local enrolment area

Most schools have designated local enrolment areas. The School Finder shows our local enrolment area. Note: local enrolment areas are subject to change.

You will need to complete the 100 point residential check and bring this evidence with the application form to our school.

How to enrol 

Contact us when you’re ready to enrol your child in our school. You may need to attend an interview with the principal. There you can discuss any medical conditions or other special circumstances before your child starts school. We may also complete a risk assessment on the enrolment.

For more information, visit primary school enrolment.

Apply online

We are trialling a new online enrolment process to make it easier and faster to enrol your child at your local school.

To apply online, you must:

  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
  • live in the local enrolment area of this school.

If you are not eligible to use the online form or prefer not to, you can download an application to enrol (PDF 5.9MB).

The application form must be completed in English. However, a translated application to enrol may help you to fill out the form in English.

Non-local enrolments

Our school has increased enrolments to the point where we are exceeding our capacity to accommodate students in permanent classrooms.

The impact of this requirement is that our school can not take non-local students from 2020 (siblings excluded) unless under exceptional circumstances.

The revised Department of Education Enrolment Policy implemented on 22nd July, 2019, can be found here which includes more details on the updated enrolment processess. Please click the following links for further information about our enrolment policies.

BWPS Enrolment Policy & Procedures

Revised Enrolment Policy

New Department Enrolment Policy Note

Temporary visas and international students

For information about eligibility and forms to complete, visit the Temporary Residents Program.

Distance education

Distance education is an equity program for students who are geographically isolated or whose individual circumstances prevent them from regularly attending school. Students must meet one of the conditions in the Distance Education Enrolment Procedures to be eligible to access this program as a full-time student.

For more information about educational opportunities in rural areas, visit Rural and distance education.