Thank you for your interest in Padua College, a Catholic co-educational school founded in 1898 by the Sisters of Mercy. Padua College has a long and fine tradition of academic excellence, sporting achievements and outstanding pastoral care, offering an engaging curriculum, and excellent facilities. The individual child is our focus where encouragement of faith and personal development is enhanced. Our Religious Education program seeks to further your child's faith and nurture growth in Christian values.

Zoning Information

Padua College serves the needs of Catholic students living in the Peninsula parishes: Mt Eliza; Mornington; Western Port; Dromana; Rosebud and Sorrento. Where places exist, non-Catholic students are also considered for enrolment. Applications from outside of this area will not be accepted.

Zoning is based on the residential address and is critical for the appropriate planning of facilities at campuses of the College and for transport arrangements according to the State Government Conveyance Directives. For further information on each campus visit the College Tours page Padua College Tours

Campus Allocation

Places at each campus are allocated by the College according to where you live.

MORNINGTON: Students who reside in Mornington, Mt Martha and Mt Eliza (southwest of Humphries Road) are eligible to apply to the Mornington Campus.

ROSEBUD: Students who reside in Safety Beach (south of Ellerina Road) through to Portsea and across to Cape Schanck, Red Hill, and Flinders are eligible to apply to the Rosebud Campus.

TYABB: Students who reside in Somerville, Moorooduc, Tyabb, Hastings, Crib Point, Somers, Bittern, Merricks, Balnarring and Pt Leo are eligible to apply to the Tyabb Campus.

Year 7 enrolment takes place when your child is in Grade 5 however, late applications will be considered if places become available.

Year 7 Enrolment Timeline

Year 7 2025

Online Enrolments for Year 7 2025 at Padua College (children in Grade 5 2023) open Wednesday 1 February 2023.

Prospective families are invited to visit their nearest Junior Campus on a school tour before submitting an Enrolment Application.

Additional tours have been added for May to support high demand.

The Enrolment application date has been extended to Wednesday 31 May 2023 in support of this.

Year 7 2024

Online Enrolments for Year 7 2024 at Padua College (children in Grade 6 2023) closed on Friday 13 May 2022.

If you would like your child to be considered for a late enrolment, please Apply Online

For further information, please read 'What Happens Next?'

Enrolment in Years 8-12

Enrolment of students in Years 8-12 is dependent on the availability of places and is at the Principal’s discretion. Please attach a cover letter to your online application outlining your reasons for choosing Padua College, or email your cover letter to

Apply Online
  • The Online Application will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.
  • You will be able to save the Application at any stage and return to it later.
  • You will need to create an account.
  • One Application per student is required.
  • Necessary supporting documentation (PDF files only) to be uploaded online are:
    • Birth Certificate
    • Baptism Certificate, if applicable
    • Latest School Report/s
    • Most recent Naplan results
    • Evidence of residency in the school zone (utility bill, real estate rental agreement or council rates notice)
    • Allied Health Professional (Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Speech Pathologist etc.) reports or assessments, if applicable
    • A non-refundable payment of $100.00 plus a credit card processing fee will be charged at enrolment

Please note that any application received without supporting documentation and payment of the application fee will not be processed.

Enrolments Office

Phone: 03 5978 2701 or Email:

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