School Intake Area Maps

Review of School Intake Areas – second consultation round

The Department is seeking your views as part of its ongoing review of school intake areas for Tasmanian government primary and combined (district) schools, applicable from 2021. This is the second stage of community consultation we will be holding prior to the maps being published.

Please note:

  • Parents will still be able to apply to their school of choice, if capacity allows.
  • The review will not change the way schools enrol students who live outside their intake area.
  • The review will not affect students who are already enrolled in a school before 2021.
  • 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.

We have developed a set of Proposed Intake Area Maps, based on feedback received on suggested intake area maps during the first consultation round.  We invite the Tasmanian community to provide feedback on the new Proposed Maps by Friday, 27 September 2019.

The Education Act 2016 requires DoE to review intake areas at least once every five years. This requirement ensures that intake areas are regularly reviewed and remain current as communities and demographics change.

How to view Proposed Intake Area Maps

The Proposed Intake Area Maps are available to view via the:

  • intake area PDF maps for each school showing the Proposed Intake Area
  • LIST Map Web App (mobile device friendly) which provides an address search feature and access to a detailed, interactive map with layers to show the round 1 map and Proposed Intake Area. (Please note that at times of high demand functionality may be affected.)

How to provide feedback

We welcome your input as part of the review to inform any further necessary adjustments to the Proposed Intake Area Maps. All feedback will be considered by the Department.

Public feedback about the intake areas may be provided by completing the short survey by Friday, 27 September 2019.  Alternatively, feedback can be provided by:

If you require online access or access to a computer, please visit a Libraries Tasmania location for free online access. For Department of Education enquiries or assistance, please contact the Service Centre at ServiceCentre@education.tas.gov.au or phone 1800 816 057.

Feedback will not be made public, in order to allow feedback about specific student and family circumstances, and to protect those involved from being publicly identified.

What is an intake area?

Intake areas apply to each government primary school and schools that have primary school grades (such as a combined/district school).

The review of intake areas will not change the way schools enrol students who live outside their intake area.

It is not within the scope of the review to change where primary school students can attend high school.

Students living within the intake area of a particular school are guaranteed enrolment at that school. Parents will still be able to apply to their school of choice, if capacity allows.

You can find further information on intake areas in the Intake Areas for Tasmanian Government Schools parent fact sheet.

What is being reviewed?

The review is considering if there should be updates to the intake area for each Tasmanian government primary school and combined school from 2021 onwards.

The intake areas were last updated in 2005. The review is designed to ensure intake areas are kept up to date and that every child can continue to have easy access to a school that can support their learning and their involvement in the local community near their home.

This is the second stage of the community consultation process held as part of the review. This two-stage process ensures that all families and schools have the opportunity to express their views.

The set of Proposed Intake Area Maps released for public comment are refined versions of the earlier maps for consultation used as the starting point for consultation in 2018. Those earlier maps have been refined based on community feedback we received in the first consultation round.

The Proposed Intake Area Maps incorporate feedback received from a wide range of stakeholders, particularly in relation to school capacity, student transport and community identity.

These maps have also been aligned with property boundaries, so it is clear which intake area any particular address falls within.

The Intake Area Review Report – First Consultation Round provides an explanation of how feedback from the first consultation round has been incorporated into the Proposed Intake Areas.

The intake areas will be finalised and published in early 2020 and will apply from 2021.

What will not change as part of the review?

  • Parents will still be able to apply to their school of choice, if capacity allows.
  • The review will not change the way schools enrol students who live outside an intake area.
  • The review will not affect students who are already enrolled in a school before 2021.
  • 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.