Bob Hawke College

Bob Hawke College

We’re creating even more opportunities for students as we double the capacity of Western Australia’s first high-density public secondary school in 2023.

A south west perspective of Bob Hawke College Stage 2.

A south west perspective of Bob Hawke College Stage 2.

More than 250 Year 7 students made history in 2020 as they walked through the doors of the newly completed Bob Hawke College for the first time. They’ve had the unique opportunity to set the standard for all those who will follow, and are already experiencing the benefits of both a world-class facility and a dedicated, talented team of teachers and staff.

The $57.6 million Stage 2 of Bob Hawke College is set to make Subiaco’s new public secondary school a hub of student creativity and talent. It will build further on the College’s success, providing even more opportunities for students to be ‘Extraordinary Together’.

Located on the northern end of the College’s Subiaco site, Stage 2 will provide spaces for students to rehearse and showcase their creative talents, including a performing arts centre, dance and visual arts studios, music rooms and two state-of-the-art media studios.

More general classrooms will also help the College double its current capacity to 2 000 students. The new roof terrace and outdoor landscaped areas will give those students unique ways to engage with their learning.

Construction commences mid-2021, creating an estimated 1 650 local jobs in areas such as carpentry, building, electrical and landscaping. The doors to these new world class facilities will open to students in 2023.


Timeline infographic. Mid 2018 – Stage 1 construction commenced. Dec 2019 – Stage 1 construction completed. Feb 2020 – Bob Hawke College opened to 250 Year 7 students. Mid 2021 – Stage 2 construction begins. Feb 2023 – Stage 2 facilities open to students. Feb 2025 – College will cater for students from Years 7 to 12.


Thirty-two Year 7 students joined the College’s inaugural Gifted and Talented Selective Academic Program in 2020. The program will expand over time as new year groups progressively join the College.

Students from anywhere in Western Australia can apply, and children from regional or rural areas who are offered a place are eligible to board at City Beach Residential College while they study.

Find out more about our Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Entrance Programs.

Two annual Bob Hawke Regional Academic Scholarships are awarded to students in recognition of successful application into the College’s Gifted and Talented Academic Program.

Find out more about the scholarships and your child’s eligibility at the College website.

Stage 1 construction began in 2018, opening to the first Year 7 students in 2020. In this video, take a flying tour of the College facilities now open, and watch three years of construction take shape in two minutes!

Enrolments now open