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Updated Tasmanian Government School Intake Areas for 2021 released

Updated intake area maps for Tasmanian government primary and combined (district) schools, effective from Term 1 2021, have been released today. The updated maps only apply to families who enrol a child in a government primary or combined (district) school for the first time, from Term 1, 2021.

The completion of this project marks a significant milestone for the Department of Education.

The updated maps ensure that our intake areas better align with:

  • school capacity
  • student transport routes
  • property boundaries

Importantly, the updated maps also safeguard the ability of all government schools to continue to provide equitable learning opportunities.

While some schools’ intake areas may look different:  

  • parents will still be able to apply to their school of choice, if capacity allows
  • students who have already commenced their schooling before Term 1, 2021 will not be affected
  • if a child has a sibling already attending a school outside their intake area, then the child can enrol at the same school as their sibling
  • the updated maps will not change the way schools enrol students who live outside their intake area.

We received more than 1,000 submissions, across two rounds of consultation, which helped us determine what updates to intake areas were needed.

The Education Act 2016 requires DoE to review intake areas at least once every five years. DoE will again consult widely with the Tasmanian community in future reviews. Delivering this project is yet another way that we continue to build inclusive and equitable school communities that support all students to succeed at school and in life.

To view a full list of updated maps and more information about what they mean for our school communities, visit our Intake Area web page.

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