Applying and fees

Applying and fees

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

Albany Residential College students on the top of a hillBefore you apply for a place, we recommend you come to one of our open days where you can meet staff and check out the facilities we have for students. Alternatively, you can contact us to arrange a personal tour.

If possible, we recommend talking with other parents or students who are already part of our residential college community to learn more about college life.

Apply for a place

Download and complete an Application for a residential place, or contact us so we can send a copy to you.

Submit your completed application, along with the $50 application fee. You can pay in person, over the phone, by email or bank transfer. For payment details, refer to the information on how to pay.

Application assessment

We will assess your application once we receive it. Our college manager may request a meeting with you and your child. We may ask for additional information.

We will inform you of the outcome of your application as soon as possible.

Accept the offer of a place

If we offer your child a place, we will invite you to enter into a boarding agreement. To find out what is included in the agreement, refer to our sample boarding agreement.

To accept the offer, return the signed boarding agreement to us along with any extra documents and the $300 bond. You can pay in person, over the phone, by mail or via bank transfer. For payment details, refer to the information on how to pay.


When accepting a place at our residential college, parents agree to pay the $15,157 boarding fee. This fee covers accommodation, meals, facilities, and pastoral care for each student. For overseas students the boarding fee is $26,202.

In addition to the boarding fee, amounts are required to cover individual services which may be provided for students. Individual services may include, but are not limited to, uniforms, tutoring, counselling, transport, medical services, medical supplies, camps and outings.

Parents may be eligible for allowances or subsidies which can reduce costs. To find out about your eligibility for these allowances and subsidies and to access fee details, refer to the Residential college costs factsheet.

Students accepted into a WA Department of Education Gifted and Talented Program at Albany Residential College may also be eligible to apply for the Gifted and Talented Boarding Away from Home Allowance. They will only be eligible if they do not qualify for the Australian Government Assistance for Isolated Children Scheme or a State Government Boarding Away from Home allowance. In 2024, the Gifted and Talented Boarding Allowance is valued at up to $1,389 a year.

For further information please contact the college.

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

  • Account name:Albany Residential College
  • BSB: 066-040
  • Account: 19907507

Use student name as reference