2024 TRANSITION - YEAR 6 TO 7
The timeline includes the statewide placement appeals process. The dates are follows:
Week 1, Term 2 2023 -Government primary schools distribute the Placement Information Pack for Parents/Carers for 2024 school year to all families of current Year 6 students.
The Parent/Carer Pack contains:
Friday 12th May 2023 - Parents/carers return Application for Year 7 Placement 2024 Forms to government primary schools by this date
Wednesday 19th July 2023 -Primary schools notify parents/carers of Year 6 students, in writing, of their child’s Year 7 placement offer for 2024 school year
From Thursday 20th July 2023 - Secondary schools send welcome letter to parents/carers of prospective students who have been offered a Year 7 placement for 2024.
From Thursday 20th July 2023 - Parents/carers commence lodging written non-placement appeals with preferred secondary schools.
Friday 28th July 2023 - Closing date for parents/carers to lodge a written non-placement appeal with their preferred secondary schools
Tuesday 8th August 2023 - Secondary schools notify all parents/carers, in writing, of the outcome of non-placement appeals
by this date
Wednesday 9th August 2023 - All parents/carers return their Year 7 Placement Acceptance Slip to their child’s government primary school
Monday 21 August 2023 - Secondary schools may commence distributing orientation, and other transition information to parents/carers of Year 6 students who have a confirmed Year 7 placement for 2024.
Tuesday 22 August 2023 -Closing date for parents/carers to lodge a written non-placement appeal with the applicable Regional Director, where they have been unsuccessful with their appeal to their preferred secondary school
Friday 20 October 2023 -Regions notify all parents/carers in writing of the outcome of Regional Director non-placement appeal by this date.
**This only applies to appeals received by the closing date of Tuesday 22 August
Tuesday 24 October 2023 - Parents/carers who received an outcome for their non-placement appeal to the Regional Director, must submit an updatedYear 7Placement Acceptance Slip to their child’s government primary school by this date
Tuesday 12th December 2023 - Secondary schools host an Orientation Day for all Year 6 students
Transition from Primary to Secondary School is a major event in a child's educational pathway. The following information is aimed to support and inform families on the statewide placement timeline and procedures for 2023-2024 for Victorian Government Schools. For more information to make for a smooth transition visit Moving from Primary to Secondary School: Information for Families and Tips for Starting School