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:
- Enrol your child at one of our partner schools. Contact them directly.
- Apply for any allowances or subsidies that your child may be eligible for (see table below).
- Complete our Application for a Residential Place 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.
- Pay the $50 registration fee (eftpos, cheque, money order, or bank deposit).
- Schedule an interview with the College Manager.
If you are successful, an offer will be sent to you. More forms to complete will be enclosed so that we can get to know your child better before they move in. Please return the completed forms with a $300 boarding bond to secure your boarding place.
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27 Holland Street,
(08) 9923 5250
Locked Bag 80
Use student name as reference
We are very happy to offer you a tour of the college grounds and introduce you to some of our lovely staff. Get in contact with the team to arrange a time that works for you.
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:
|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.