Temporary Residents Admissions

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The Temporary Residents Admissions Centre (TRAC) helps families with temporary resident visas to enrol in Queensland state schools. We provide assistance to:

  • dependants of international students
  • bridging visa holders
  • tourist visa holders.


Queensland Government schools have an Enrolment Management Plan that explains requirements for student enrolments.
This means students may not be eligible to enrol at the school unless they live within the local area or meet other criteria in the Plan.

Before you apply

• Check the school’s Enrolment Management Plan and make sure you meet requirements for enrolment
• Read the TRAC Terms and Conditions of Application, Terms and Conditions (PDF, 478KB)
• Read about application and enrolment fees in the Fee Structure and Exemption Criteria (PDF, 1.36MB)

How to apply

1. The  Temporary Residents Admissions Centre – Application Process (PDF, 1.42MB) tells you what to do and the information you will need for your application
2. Complete the EQI Temporary Residents Application form (PDF, 1.1MB )

English as an Additional Language (EAL/D) Support 

Dependant children are not entitled to enrol at designated migrant reception centres unless referred by a local school. Access to in-school or in-class support from EAL/D staff is determined by the school. If EAL/D support is required the school will make arrangements for the delivery of this service. EAL/D support is included in the tuition fee. 


Homestay accommodation is not available to students holding a Tourist Visa. All dependant/bridging visa students must reside with and be under the care of a parent/legal custodian for the duration of their enrolment.

Refund policy

Read more about our refund policy: Temporary Residents Application for Refund (PDF, 387KB)

Client service standards 

TRAC aims to deliver consistently high quality services. You can read more about our service commitment: EQI International Student Programs Client Service Standards.

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Last reviewed 28 March 2018
Last updated 13 January 2020