Applying and fees

Applying and fees

Applying for a place is an easy process and we are more than happy to help.

Apply for a place

1. Decide if you would like a place at Albany Residential College

Attending one of our open days is a great way to meet staff and inspect the fantastic facilities provided for students. Alternatively, you are welcome to contact us to arrange for a personal tour.

Talking with others already part of the residential college community is also a good way to learn more about college life.

2. Apply for a place

Download an Application for a residential place, or contact us and we will send one to you.

Submit your completed application to us for assessment, including payment of the $50 application fee. You can submit in person, by email or post.

3. Assessment of your application

Our College Manager may request a meeting with you and your child. We may ask for additional information, or contact past schools or other individuals as part of our assessment.

We will inform you of the outcome of your application at the earliest opportunity.

4. Complete and sign the Boarding Agreement

If our College Manager offers you a place, we will invite you to enter into a boarding agreement. See a sample boarding agreement.

Return the signed boarding agreement, the associated documentation and the $300 bond to accept the offer.

How to pay

In person



Bank transfer
  • cash
  • cheque
  • eftpos, Mastercard or Visa

8 Thomas Street,
Albany WA

  • Mastercard or Visa

(08) 9842 1007
8.00am to 3.00pm,
Monday to Friday

  • cheque
  • money order

PO Box 1402

  • BSB 306‑001
  • Account 4415948

Use student name as reference



There is a standard annual accommodation fee at all residential colleges of $14,461, which is the cost of boarding less the Department of Education subsidy. The full cost of boarding to the Department of Education is $24,248. It covers the bed, meals, facilities and pastoral care of each student.

The fee is invoiced to and payable by the student's parents, but may be reduced if boarders are eligible for further allowances or subsidies. The table below indicates the estimated residual fees payable after standard subsidies in 2021.

It is a condition of placement that Assistance for Isolated Children (AIC), Youth Allowance and Student Boarding Away from Home Allowance (BAHA) recipients direct their payments to Albany Residential College. When claiming AIC and BAHA, please be sure to tick the option “payments to go to the boarding institution”.

Criteria Fee
Assistance for Isolated Children Scheme (AIC) and Boarding Away from Home Allowance (BAHA) recipients $4,427
AIC and BAHA recipients who are also eligible for the additional AIC allowance

(subject to an income test)

Youth Allowance recipients Varies (subject to an income test)
ABSTUDY No cost (subject to an income test)
Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Entrance Boarding Allowance recipients $12,984

To find out more about your eligibility for these allowances and subsidies, download the Residential college costs factsheet.