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Applying and fees

Applying for a place

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

To begin, enrol your child at one of our partner schools directly and make application for any allowances or subsidies for which you may be eligible.

Next, complete our Application for Registration and return by email or post along with a $50 Registration Fee. Include a copy of your child’s latest school report and two character references.

If you are successful, an Offer of Place will be sent to you. Enclose will be further forms to be filled in and returned along with a $300 non-refundable deposit. the deposit will be credited against your boarding fees for the 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”.