Zoning has been pushed into the spotlight as residents are struggling to enrol their children into schools just minutes away.
This has led to some residents having to uproot and spend more money in order to be within a public school district.
Resident Janice Lowing said her granddaughter was a road width out of zone for Wagga High School.
"My daughter was only about a five minute walk to Wagga High, but it wasn't until she went to enroll her daughter that she realised she couldn't," Ms Lowing said.
"We understand that the Department of Education and schools have policies, but we were in a situation where my granddaughter was attending North Wagga Public School - a feeder school into WHS.
"Every single friend of hers was going to Wagga High; no one was going to Mount Austin and the department and school simply wouldn't see my granddaughter as an individual."
Ms Lowing said problems did not end there and her daughter asked the department if she could ghost enrol, while the family moved homes.
"They still refused and so she had to, at great cost, quickly find a place that was a little bit out of her price range and eight kilometres away in Estella," she said.
"Living there now costs her more money as well as the fuel coming back and forth, especially with five children.
"It doesn't sound much when you're talking, but when it's happening to you and the department simply and are clearly not interested, then it becomes an issue."
A spokesperson from the Department of Education said it is only on special occasions where schools can admit students from outside areas.
"To facilitate balanced and efficient resourcing of public schools, each school has a defined area for local students," the spokesperson said.
"All public schools ensure that they have enough places for students from their local enrolment area.
"When places are available, without necessitating additional resourcing, principals can consider applications from potential students from outside the local area.
"Special consideration of out-of-area enrolments must always take into account the capacity to accommodate local students at any time during the school year, so that local students are not displaced by students who are local to other schools," the spokesperson said.
PRD Nationwide Wagga real estate agent Ryan Smith said school zones are a top consideration for many home buyers.
"They're definitely crucial to families, but for more mature buyers or first home buyers they don't usually care," he said.
"Once kids are enrolled, zones are not much of a factor."
Mr Smith said popular schools where many buyers want to be zoned, include Mater Dei, Lake Albert Public School and South Wagga Public School.
Danuelle Healey previously told The Daily Advertiser that she has tried everything to enroll her teenagers at Mount Austin High School, such as moving homes.
However five weeks onward, her children are still without an education.
"Nothing, no phone call have been returned at all," Ms Healey said.
"I'm not entirely sure about who else to contact, but the kids are getting very bored.
"Hopefully the director will do something; it's just appalling."