Hunter School of the Performing Arts


Telephone02 4952 3355

Audition Applications


HSPA is a fully selective performing arts school for Primary and Secondary students. Enrolment for Year 3 to Year 12 is through an audition process. Please read the following instructions carefully before clicking the links to apply.

High School

2020 Y7 to Y11 Applications Now Open

Applications close Monday 1 April 2019

Apply Online $70 / Apply Offline $80

Primary School

2020 Y3 to Y6 Applications Now Open

Applications close Monday 12 August 2019

Apply Online $70 / Apply Offline $80

Key Steps to Apply


a) complete an Online Application

b) print the email of your Application


c) attach portrait Photo of student

d) attach any necessary Documents

e) pay Application Fee and submit


f) attend relevant Audition sessions

g) respond to our Correspondence

We prefer that you complete the online application form over the hard copy version, but please note that you will be sent an email copy of your completed online form that you need to print and submit to us too.

After completing the online form a dialogue box will appear with further instructions - in case you accidentally close this box, the instructions are repeated here:

Your online application has been submitted. An email has been sent to the address you gave in your application, please open this email and print your application on white paper.

If you are having trouble printing ALL the pages of your application, use the print icon WITHIN the email itself, NOT other print icons or commands.

This printed copy MUST be submitted to HSPA by mail or in person with supporting documentation, and NO later than 5 working days after the closing date for applications. The printed copy should contain any supporting documentation and the application fee needs to be paid.

Supporting documentation includes: passport style photo with student's NAME printed on the back, medical action plan/s if applicable, specialist learning support information if applicable.

Offline Applications

For Offline applications, please submit your completed application form, photograph (with name clearly on the back) and application fee of $80 before the closing date to:

Auditions Administration
Hunter School of the Performing Arts
PO Box 1

Supporting Documents

Applicant Photograph

Provide a non-returnable passport-sized photograph of the applicant. This is for identification purposes only. Each photograph should have the name of the student clearly printed on the back.

Medical / Special Needs Information

If the applicant has a diagnosed medical condition you must provide an action plan and/or a first aid treatment plan for each condition. Please do not send originals as they will not be returned. If the applicant has special needs which should be catered for in their audition, please provide any relevant documentation or outline the nature of their special needs.

Please do NOT put any documents into display folders.

Application Fee

An Application Fee to cover the administration costs of processing applications must be paid, this is $70 for online applications and $80 for paper applications. This fee can be paid online via Make a Payment at the top of our home page or by cash, cheque or EFTPOS at our Administration Office or by sending a cheque or money order to us via post. This fee is non-refundable.

Full Information

Applications will not be processed or considered unless a printed copy of the completed application, with supporting documentation and the administration fee are received by HSPA no later than 5 working days after the applicable closing date for Year 3 to Year 6 or Year 7 to Year 11 respectively.

Late applications will NOT be accepted.

Current Principal's Feedback

If your child auditions successfully and accepts our offer to enrol at HSPA, we will contact their current school Principal for an outline of their achievement across the curriculum, literacy and numeracy profile and their attitude, commitment and behaviour in all areas of school life. We will also request information about their social development and any Learning Support Needs to assist us to plan for their transition and cater for individual needs.

What we Offer

Hunter School of the Performing Arts offers a unique educational environment as the only fully selective Performing Arts School in NSW.

Our school delivers outstanding developmental programs - with a gifted and talented focus in Dance, Drama and Music.

Our academic, welfare and sporting programs complement the delivery of a comprehensive academic Year 3 to Year 12 curriculum, which caters for the individual abilities of each student, academic strengths and learning support needs.

For Year 3 to Year 11 the Enrolment process involves a formal audition process. Also note that the majority of enrolment vacancies are in Year 3 to Year 7, where students undertake compulsory studies in Dance, Drama and Music as part of the curriculum.

Year 8 to Year 12 students undertake major and minor studies in the Performing Arts as elective subjects. This can include the study of more than one Performing Arts field.

All students have access to specialist opportunities for tuition and ensemble membership in the Performing Arts.

The School offers strong academic programs in English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Visual Arts, Technology & Applied Sciences, Languages and Personal Development, Health, Physical Education.