Applying, Payment Options and Fees

Applying, Payment Options and Fees

Apply for a place

  1. Receive an offer for a Gifted and Talented program

If you have been offered a place in a Gifted and Talented program, you can apply for a residential place at City Beach Residential College.

You are welcome to make contact with the College to arrange a personal tour of the facilities. Talking with staff and students already part of the residential college community is also a good way to learn more about college life. Contact us to find out more:

T: 9237 7500

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

Payment options

In person



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

22 Kalinda Drive,
City Beach WA

  • Mastercard or Visa

(08) 9285 2672
8.30am to 2.30pm,
Monday to Friday

  • cheque
  • money order

22 Kalinda Drive

  • BSB 066-130
  • Account 10251454

Use student name as reference


Fees and financial assistance

There is a standard accommodation fee of $14,823 at all residential colleges. It covers the bed, meals, facilities and pastoral care of each student. It is payable by the student's parent/s.

The full cost of boarding to the Department of Education is $25,625.

If students are eligible for further allowances/subsidies, the accommodation fee could be reduced:

Recipients Estimated Fee
Assistance for Isolated Children Scheme (AIC) and Boarding Away from Home Allowance (BAHA) recipients $4946
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 $13,503

In addition to the accommodation fee, amounts are charged to cover individual services provided at each residential college. Individual services may include, but are not limited to, services such as transport, counselling, medical services, medical supplies, camps and outings.

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