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 pastoral care, offering an engaging curriculum, outstanding pastoral care, moderate fees and excellent facilities. The individual child is our focus where encouragement of faith and personal development are enhanced. Our Religious Education program seeks to further your child's faith and to 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 residential address and is critical for 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, see Padua School Tour

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 (south-west 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, 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.

Years 8-12 enrolment is dependent on availability and 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

Timeline for Enrolments

Year 7 2023

Online Enrolments for Year 7 2023 at Padua College (children in Grade 5 2021) will open on Monday 1 February, 2021. Enrolments will close on Friday 14 May, 2021. Further information can be found in the PDF below:

"What Happens Next - Year 7 2023"

Year 7 2022

Enrolments for Padua College for Year 7 2022 (children in Grade 5 2020), opened on Monday 2 March, 2020 and closed on Friday 15 May, 2020. To be considered for late enrolment, please go to the Apply Online link at the bottom on this page.

Information regarding accepting a place for your child, interviews and transition days etc. can be found in this PDF:

"What Happens Next" - Year 7 2022"

Online Application Process

  • 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
    • A non-refundable $100.00 plus 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: 5978 2701



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