Applying and Fees

Applying and Fees

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

Apply for a place

  1. Decide if you would like a place at Northam Residential College Picture of a happy Northam Residential College student

Attending one of our open days is a great way to meet staff and inspect the fantastic facilities provided for students. Alternatively, you are welcome to contact us to arrange for a personal tour.

Talking with others already part of the residential college community is also a good way to learn more about college life.

  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. You can submit in person, by email or post.

  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.

How to pay

In person



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

15 Inkpen Street,
Northam WA

  • Mastercard or Visa

(08) 9621 6377
8.30am to 2.30pm,
Monday to Friday

  • cheque
  • money order

PO Box 98

  • BSB 066-524
  • Account 00800225

Use student name as reference



When accepting a place at a residential college, parents agree to pay the $14,823 boarding fee which covers the bed, meals, facilities, and pastoral care of each student.

For overseas students the boarding fee is $25,625.

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, extras such as 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 more about your eligibility for these allowances and subsidies, download the Residential college costs factsheet.

In 2024, eligible families in regional and remote areas may be able to access support for boarding costs from the Commonwealth Regional Scholarship Program.