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Applying and fees

How to apply 

Applying for a place at Geraldton Residential College is an easy process, and we are more than happy to help.

Follow these steps:

  1. Enrol your child at one of our partner schools. Contact them directly.
  2. Apply for any allowances or subsidies that your child may be eligible for (see table below).
  3. Complete our Application for Registration and return by email or post with a copy of your child’s latest school report, a character reference from your child's teacher, and pages 1 and 2 of the Student Health Care Summary form.
  4. Pay the $50 registration fee (EFTPOS, cheque, money order, or bank deposit).
  5. Schedule an interview with the College Manager.

If you are successful, an offer will be sent to you. Enclosed will be more forms to complete so that we can get to know your child better before he or she moves in. Please return the completed forms with a $300 deposit, which will be credited against your boarding fee for that year.


Every boarder pays a boarding fee that covers accommodation, meals and pastoral care. This is a standard fee for all residential colleges.

The full cost of boarding in 2018 is $21,860 per student. However, your child may be entitled to allowances and/or subsidies that could reduce the total cost, as seen in the table below:

Criteria Fee
Subsidised public school students $13,900
Assistance for Isolated Children Scheme (AIC) and Boarding Away from Home Allowance (BAHA) recipients $3,736
AIC and BAHA recipients who are also eligible for the additional AIC allowance $1,379
(subject to an income test)
Youth Allowance recipients Varies
(subject to an income test)
(subject to an income test)
Gifted and Talented Education Allowance recipients $11,952
Overseas/International students $21,860

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