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Enrolment Information

It is an exciting time to be considering enrolment at Catherine McAuley College Bendigo. We welcome applications from all families in our region seeking a Catholic education.


Welcome and thank you for considering enrolment at Catherine McAuley College Bendigo (CMCB) for the education of your child. We welcome enrolment applications from all families in our region.

  • Enrolments for Year 7, 2025 closed on 10 May 2024.
  • For enquiries about other year levels, please complete the Enrolment Enquiry Form below or contact the Registrar.

Enquire about enrolment

သုမ့႙ အဲႛလ႘ ပကဆဲးက်ိႜသု ဒီး ၀ံသးစူး ကြဲးလီႜ  သုမံႜ ၊ သုလီတဲစိ (phone) နီ႙ဂံ႙  တက့႙႔ 

Enrolment Handbook

The Enrolment Handbook is designed to walk you through the four phases of enrolment: research, enrolment, acceptance and familiarisation. It includes tips on how to find out more about our College and the steps to take throughout the transition process.


Our comprehensive enrolment and transition program is designed to prepare students for moving to secondary school.

  • Open Day: Wednesday 20 March 2024
  • Enrolments Open: Wednesday 20 March 2024
  • ‘Discover CMCB’ Days: Monday 6 to Friday 10 May 2024 (for Grade 6 students at the Coolock Campus)
  • Information Evening for Parents & Carers of a Child with Additional Learning Needs: Tuesday 7 May 2024, 5.00 – 6.00pm. Register online.
  • Enrolments Close: Friday 10 May 2024
  • Enrolment Interviews: The College Registrar, Mrs Audra Petri, will advise families if an enrolment interview is required, in line with the College’s Enrolment Criteria.
  • Enrolment Offers sent: Friday 7 June 2024 (to be confirmed)
  • Offer Acceptance Year 7 2024 Deadline: Friday 21 June 2024 (to be confirmed)
  • Year 7 2024 Testing Online: Monday 2 September – Friday 13 September 2024
  • Year 7 Orientation Day: Tuesday 10 December 2024

Find out more about Catherine McAuley College:

Virtual Open House website

Virtual Tours

Enrolment Policy

Browse this website to find out more about the countless opportunities that the College has to offer, or follow the links above for enrolment information.

Please contact the College Registrar to request further information:

Mrs Audra Petri, College Registrar  |  P: 03 5445 9100  |  E:

Our College’s history dates back to 1876 when the Mercy Sisters opened St Aloysius’ Select School at St Kilian’s in the Bendigo goldfields. The Mercy Sisters have been associated with the College since then and formally regained sole governance of the College in 2013.

The College consists of a Junior 7-9 Campus called Coolock located at 1 St Vincent’s Road, Junortoun and a Senior 10-12 Campus called St Mary’s, located at 164 Barkly Street, Bendigo.

Coolock’s facilities include the Trade Training Centre with a functioning farm, the Sister Aloysius Martyn Arts Centre and the newly-opened Mercy Junortoun Sporting Precinct, to name just a few. The Sister Aloysius Martyn Arts Centre is a contemporary 2-storey facility, incorporates twenty-eight flexible learning spaces and a centre for performing and creative arts. A range of specialist and general learning areas support integrated learning across the STEAM areas – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. The Mercy Junortoun Sporting Precinct opened in September 2023, providing new school and community joint-use sporting facilities in Junortoun. The Precinct includes fresh green spaces, with the upgrade of sporting fields, a new gymnasium, indoor cricket nets and netball courts. The project is a partnership between Catherine McAuley College Bendigo, the City of Greater Bendigo, Cricket Australia, Cricket Victoria and the Victorian Government.

At our senior campus, St Mary’s (Years 10 – 12), the facilities comprise a specialist allied health area, commercial kitchen and canteen and indoor/outdoor dining area. Year 10s undertake the innovative iGen program, a partnership of Australian Catholic University, Mercy Health and Catherine McAuley College Bendigo. They spend time each week learning at Bethlehem Home for the Aged, engaging with residents and staff.