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  • Come to Esperance Residential College
  • A great Place to live
  • A great place to learn
  • A Great place to make friends
  • In a safe supervised environment
  • With Outstanding Modern facilities
  • Innovative and Progressive
  • Offering A Wide Range of Choices
  • For you to Achieve your Potential
  • in An Atmosphere of Mutual Respect
  • Fun and a spirit of goodwill
Come to Esperance Residential College1 A great Place to live2 A great place to learn3 A Great place to make friends4 In a safe supervised environment5 With Outstanding Modern facilities6 Innovative and Progressive7 Offering A Wide Range of Choices8 For you to Achieve your Potential9 in An Atmosphere of Mutual Respect10 Fun and a spirit of goodwill11

Strive to achieve at Esperance Residential College

Esperance Residential College is located in the beautiful Bay of Isles on the south coast of West Australia. Esperance has a population of 14000 and is a major centre for agriculture, tourism, fishing, and the regional port for the shipping of iron ore, nickel and grain.

Esperance Residential College operates from the Education precinct known as the Esperance Community Education Campus, as a State Government educational facility in close partnership with the Esperance Senior High School and Curtin University.

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Residential College has a new lease on life

The College first started in 1968 as St Andrews Hostel and was run under the control of the Anglican Church. In 1975 the State Government took over control of the College and it has eventually become known as the Esperance Residential College.


Recent College upgrades include:

2015 Royalties for Regions funding is secured to replace 1968 dormitory in male end with 23 new single rooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 lounges and refurbishment of the double and older single rooms. This will enable the College to have a capacity of 114 of which 94 will be in single rooms.
2014 The College has received a total of 13.4 million towards extensions including four new staff houses, 44 new single rooms, a new entrance (entrance to be south facing) additional ablutions, refurbishment of kitchen, dining and recreation space. This will increase our capacity to 112 and was completed in 2013.
2010 Additions include new road around rear of College, 12 new single rooms, 2 new ablutions and one new two bedroom house. The removal of four transportable buildings. Value 1.8 million.



The College provides students with access to the Esperance Senior High School and has been providing country students with a safe and secure environment for over forty years. The College is very affordable, particularly for those students eligible for financial assistance through the Assistance for Isolated Children’s Scheme.

If you want more information, a tour of facilities or wish to apply, please call on 90719666 or visit the College website In the meantime, staff from the College will be visiting schools throughout the region shortly and parents are more than welcome to meet with staff at these time.

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Overview of Esperance Residential College

Students attending the College have access to excellent educational choices as part of a vibrant and growing  regional area.

Esperance consistently has students achieving at the highest levels. For  example it has a 95% success rate in year 12’s completing TEE and attaining a university place, was  successful in winning the annual National Tournament of the Minds (finalist each year since 1991), two students winning a prestigious John Curtin scholarship and numerous first places at Agricultural shows and sporting events.

Our priority is to ensure that students at Esperance Residential College access the many choices on offer.

As such the College offers students  24-hour  supervision, tutors in all subject areas, computer links to High school and Curtin databases, access to 24-hour library, music rooms, state of art entertainment systems, excellent sporting facilities and many opportunities to access the beautiful surrounds of Esperance for activities.

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Want to know how to apply for next year?

If you are interested in coming to the College, please contact us a soon a possible on (08) 9071 9666, or send an email to as soon as possible.

You we also find important information in the following sections of our website:


How to apply Fees Documentation & Forms



Latest Newsletter & Term Planner

Term 4 Newsletter 2017 (1.33 MB PDF)

Term 1 Planner 2018 (173 KB PDF)

Annual Report 2017 (6.96 MB PDF)

Parent Handbook (7.51 MB PDF)

Parent Change of Details (84 KB PDF)


Student Concerns & Complaints

It's OK to have concerns and complaints about what might happen at school or where you are living during the school year.

Parents / carers are always a first option for you to talk with about your concerns. However, we understand that there may be times when you want help from someone else.

We've complied a document to help you know who to contact, so you get the right help at the right time.

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Parent Survey Comparisson

The Country High School Hostels Authority surveys parents every 2 years.

In 2010, the college received a rating of 93%, and in 2006,a rating of 90%.

In 2012, the college received a rating of 95.65%, as being either good or better than good in terms of the overall parent satisfaction survey. In 2014, Esperance Residential College has received a high rating in all cateogries.



Your opinions are really valued. If you have any issues please feel free to discuss these confidentially with the College Manager.

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About Us

Esperance Residential College, the Esperance Senior High School and the Southern Regional TAFE, are all situated on the Esperance Community College campus and work in partnership to meet the education needs of people in the Esperance region. Read More.

Contact Us

Esperance Residential College
Lot 830, George St
(PO Box 611)
Esperance WA 6450
P: (08) 9071-9666