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Enrolment Information

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


Welcome and thank you for considering enrolment at Catherine McAuley College for the education of your child.

Enrolments for Year 7, 2024 are now closed.

Please note that from applications received by the College as of 4 May 2023, we envisage that we may need to instigate a waiting list following the closing date for Year 7 2024 applications. (Refer enrolment policy)

For enquiries about other year levels, please contact the Registrar or complete an Enrolment Enquiry Form below.

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.

Enquire about enrolment

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


Our comprehensive enrolment and transition program is designed to prepare students for moving to secondary school. Dates for the following key steps will be available prior to enrolments opening.

  • Open Day: Wednesday 29 March 2023
  • Enrolments Open: Wednesday 29 March 2023
  • ‘Discover CMC’ Day: Monday 1 to Friday 5 May 2023 (for Grade 6 students at the Coolock Campus)
  • Information Evening for Parents & Carers of a Child with Additional Learning Needs: Tuesday 2 May 2023
  • Enrolments Close: Friday 12 May 2023
  • Enrolment Interview Bookings Open: Friday 19 May 2023
  • Enrolment Interviews: Monday 29 May – Thursday 1 June 2023
  • Enrolment Offers sent: Friday 9 June 2023
  • Offer Acceptance Year 7 2024 Deadline: Friday 23 June 2023
  • Year 7 2024 Testing Online: Monday 4 – Friday 15 September 2023
  • Year 7 Parent Information Evening: Monday 4 December 2023
  • Year 7 Orientation Day: Tuesday 5 December 2023

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 and the Sister Aloysius Martyn Arts Centre to name just two. The Sister Aloysius Martyn Arts Centre is a contemporary 2-storey facility, which overlooks ovals and bushland, 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.

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

Sporting opportunities are about to grow for the students. Works on the exciting Mercy Junortoun Sporting Precinct are due for completion in 2023, including upgrade of ovals, a new double court gymnasium, six indoor cricket nets and two netball courts. The project is a partnership between Catherine McAuley College, the City of Greater Bendigo, Cricket Australia, Cricket Victoria and the Victorian Government. It is due for completion in 2023.