Government schools make up the largest sector in Australia. The main aim of government schools throughout Australia is to provide a high-quality, democratic and secular education for everyone in the local region, irrespective of their means or background. Government schools tend to be diverse and innovative in focus, promoting a varied curriculum for senior students and endorsing strong connections between staff, students, parents and the local community.
Government schools usually have defined enrollment areas, which are used as a basis for student admission. For this reason, most parents choose the local school. Out-of-area enrollments are generally considered on an individual basis and depend on students' needs and places available at the school. You should contact individual schools to discuss their specific enrollment policies.
If you are seeking a school with an academic focus, you may be interested in selective government schools.