Specialist schools

In Victoria, all students can enrol in their local government school. Eligible students with disability may also seek enrolment at a government specialist school.

What are specialist schools?

These schools provide specialised education for students with specific disability and high needs. Specialist schools have specific enrolment eligibility criteria related to their disability specialisation.

Improving our specialist schools

Every government specialist school in Victoria has had funding for an upgrade since 2015. We’re building new specialist schools too. This investment is providing fit-for-purpose specialist schools for Victorian students.

We’re also building supported inclusion schools to give kids with disability greater access to education and enabling some to attend a school closer to home.

Additionally, the Inclusive Schools Fund and Accessible Buildings Program are making school buildings and equipment more accessible.

Upgrade projects and new specialist schools