About us

About us

Albany Residential College provides co-educational boarding accommodation to geographically isolated students attending local schools in Albany.


Balance board activity organised by our Albany Residential College boarding supervisors.At Albany Residential College we value every member of the college equally. Whilst each student’s journey is individual and special, we provide a safe, supportive, engaging, and caring ‘home away from home'. This approach allows your child to flourish – be challenged academically, expand through their interests and grow through wholehearted involvement at the college.

Albany Residential College boarders smiling holding an inflatable coconut treeWe currently have 68 students boarding at Albany Residential College. Many of our students are from surrounding country towns in the Wheatbelt region. We also have several students who come from as far as Wiluna and Fitzroy Crossing.



Led by College Manager Lauren Franklin, our team works to provide the best possible boarding experience for students during their stay in Albany.

Albany Residential College's chef prepares delicious meals for our boardersAll-hours supervision is provided by our staff during the school term and at weekends. To ensure the best possible standard of duty of care, all supervisory staff hold current qualifications, including:

  • Certificate IV in Community Services – Student Residential Care (CHC42021)
  • Provide First Aid (HLTAID011) certificate and Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (HLTAID009) certificate
  • water safety qualifications including Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC), Bronze Medallion and Aquatic Rescue for Group 3 Pools
  • bus driver’s license with Passenger Transport Declaration (PTD) Authorisation

Our staff also include a manager of corporate services, cooks, cleaners and a grounds person, who all aid in the day-to-day operations of the residential college.



Basketball competition at Albany Residential CollegeWe currently have boarding students from Albany Senior High School, Saint Joseph’s Catholic College, North Albany Senior High School and the Australian Christian College Southlands. We also have availability for students who attend the Albany Secondary Education Support Centre.



Albany Senior High School

Albany Senior High School logoThe school is located, next to our college. It caters to over 1,000 students in Years 7 to 12. It has a long and proud tradition of high academic achievement, sporting excellence, and rich cultural life.

The school forms an integral part of the fabric of Albany and together they celebrate their students' many achievements. The community values the school's contribution to the young people in its care.

Find detailed information about the school and how to get in contact on the Albany Senior High School website.

St Joseph’s Catholic College

St Joseph's Catholic College logoSt Joseph's is a 5-minute drive from Albany Residential College.

St Joseph's is a co-educational Kindergarten to Year 12 school and is divided into 3 sub-schools – junior school, middle school, and senior school. The staff work closely to promote the ethos of individuals caring for and respecting one another and encourage students to develop as independent learners.

Find information about enrolment, curriculum and community on the St Joseph's Catholic College website.

North Albany Senior High School

North Albany Senior High School logoThe school is a 10-minute drive from our College. Almost 800 students in Years 7 to 12 are supported by a school ethos of care and diligence, putting students first and foremost.

The school aims to provide full learning experiences that can lead to academic success. School staff believe everyone in the school is responsible for contributing to an engaging learning environment by being positive, courteous, and respectful. 

Find information about opportunities for students and school activities on the North Albany Senior High School website.

Australian Christian College

Australian Christian College logoThe college is located a short 5-minute drive from Albany Residential College.

The school aims to provide an environment where students are well-known, safe and supported. There is a strong focus on quality learning and the development of healthy relationships. Staff at the school are committed Christians who teach positive behaviours and model health communication.

Find more information on the Australian Christian College, Southlands website.

The Albany Secondary Education Support Centre

Albany Secondary Education Support Centre logoStudents who attend the centre are driven the short 10-minute drive from our college.

The school provides a safe, caring and supportive environment where children are empowered to achieve their social, emotional and academic potential. The school's inclusive environment provides opportunities for your child to develop independence for life and actively contribute to society.

Find information about education support and the distinctive programs on offer on the Albany Education Support Centre website.


Pic of students standing on the rocky foreshore of Albany beachThe port city of Albany, located 418km southeast of Perth, is the southern gateway for tourism in the Great Southern region of Western Australia. Albany is known for its stunning natural environment and preservation of Australia’s heritage. 

Albany has a population of over 37,000 and has many amenities, including a regional hospital, primary industry, retail centres, primary and secondary schools, South Regional TAFE, and annexes of the University of Western Australia and Curtin University.

Find out what Albany has to offer from the City of Albany and the Albany Visitor Centre websites.

The college has strong ties to the community. To enhance this connection we have a local input networking and communications (LINC) committee at the college. The LINC committee is made up of representatives from the community and provides advice and support to the manager and staff regarding the operation and management of the college. The LINC committee promotes the college and ensures that activities are in the best interest of students.