Due to the nature of Timbertop, Full Boarding is the only enrolment option.

For more information about Timbertop, please visit the campus page.


Each year, places are available to join Timbertop as a new student. The School receives more applications than the number of places available, and unfortunately not all applicants for Year 9 entry can be offered a place.

As part of the comprehensive admissions procedure, applicants must provide reports from Years 7 and 8 and NAPLAN results from their previous schools. Parents are asked to complete a Pre-Enrolment Questionnaire and together with their child, attend a detailed personal interview with the Admissions Manager or their delegate.

In keeping with the principles articulated in the School’s Enrolment Policy, prior to making an offer of a place at Timbertop, the School undertakes a rigorous and balanced process that takes into consideration a range of criteria including:

  • the suitability of the child to board;
  • whether reasonable adjustments can be made by the School to accommodate a child;
  • intention to continue through to Senior School;
  • academic progress of the student, including grades and comments on attitude, behaviour and effort;
  • interests and activities of the child;
  • the needs of the current Year 8 cohort;
  • siblings currently attending the School;
  • family association with the School; and
  • date of application.

Health, safety and wellbeing factors are considered with regard to the student’s ability to thrive in the extreme boarding environment of Timbertop and the social, physical and emotional demands that the programme imposes

Students whose first language is not English must sit an approved English Language Proficiency Test to ensure they meet the minimum requirements for entry.

Each applicant is considered on individual merit. Earlier date of application and association with the School cannot automatically guarantee a place at Timbertop. For the safety and wellbeing of the student, a number of other factors must receive priority weighting.

Current Year 8 students at the School do not need to apply for entry to Timbertop; we highly encourage all families who are wishing for their child to attend Timbertop, to consider entry to the Middle School years at the Corio Campus in the major intake years of Year 7 and Year 8. Please note, however, that enrolment as a Middle School student does not guarantee a place at Timbertop if health and wellbeing reasons require otherwise or if reasonable adjustments cannot be made by the School to safely accommodate your child at Timbertop.


2022 Timbertop Fee Schedule

2022 Overseas Student Fee Schedule for Corio Campus and Timbertop


Conditions of Entry and Business Notices (PDF 175.1KB)

Addendum to Conditions of Entry for Overseas Students (PDF 196.5KB)

Addendum to Conditions of Entry - COVID-19 specific Conditions of Return to On Campus Learning and Living (Term 4) (PDF 95.9KB)


For enrolment enquiries concerning Timbertop, please contact the Admissions team on tel: +61 3 5273 9307 or via email.

Please note: We are currently oversubscribed for students applying to enter into Timbertop in 2022.

If you wish to proceed with an application for your child, male or female, to join Timbertop in 2022, please know they will be placed on a waitlist.

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