Living and studying at Toorak College transforms lives. We provide our students with a safe environment, holistic education, dedicated wellbeing offering, and empower their goals, whatever they may be
Mrs Kristy Kendall, Principal

Rise to Success at Toorak College

Attuned to the forever changing world, at Toorak College we focus on ensuring exceptional education and allowing students the opportunity to achieve their best in whatever field they choose. Situated on the pristine coastline of the Mornington Peninsula, only an hour’s drive from Melbourne CBD, there is no better place for your daughter to live while she is growing, learning and thriving.


One of the Top Girls' Boarding Schools in Melbourne, Victoria.

Toorak College is renowned as a leader among Victorian boarding schools, offering a high-quality education that attracts students from around the world to Australia. We stand out as one of the finest girls' boarding schools in Victoria, and we are ranked the number one school on the Mornington Peninsula.

Nestled in the idyllic, spacious grounds of Toorak College, the Boarding House’s proximity to bayside beaches gives the campus a unique country environment, away from the city.

Our location offers the ideal Australian experience, featuring a harmonious blend of lush bushlands, pristine beaches, and easy access to the vibrant city culture of Melbourne, just an hour away.

At Toorak, there are boundless opportunities available to all students that support their journey of discovering and evolving their passions while at school.

Download our Boarding Experience brochure below to find out more about life as a boarding student at Toorak College.

Joan Ansett Hall

Toorak College's Joan Ansett Hall serves as a nurturing home for Australian and international students in Years 7 to 12, where they embark on a journey of academic and life lessons amidst the enchanting Mornington Peninsula. It's a secure and well-equipped boarding house, offering a comfortable living environment that fosters independence and encourages students to learn the values of cooperation, friendship and leadership.

Our purpose-built Joan Ansett Hall is more than just a residence; it's a 'home away from home' for students from around the world. Here, academic and personal growth are seamlessly integrated into the living environment, creating a holistic learning experience. Our boarders enjoy modern, spacious bedrooms, a contemporary common room, an indoor/outdoor dining area, and access to world-class academic and recreation facilities.

For our Year 12 girls, single rooms provide the independence they need to excel academically and personally. Meanwhile, Year 7 to 11 girls share twin rooms, fostering a cooperative living environment that promotes friendships and prepares them for the challenges of the future. Joan Ansett Hall truly epitomises the spirit of girls' boarding schools, where learning and living go hand in hand.

“Joan Ansett Hall is like a family, fellow students are like sisters and the teachers are always kind and supportive. On the weekends I really enjoy doing lots of fun activities with my friends.”

Full Time Boarding
Weekly Boarding
Casual Boarding
International Boarding Orientation Program

Full Time Boarding

Full time boarders can embrace all that Toorak College offers. We offer our Boarders a safe living environment with quality care, guidance and expert supervision; dedicated staff who look after the girls’ academic, social, emotional and recreational needs; participation in our Residential Learning program; chef prepared meals that cater to a range of dietary requirements; supervised study time and access to our tutoring program; the use of School facilities, 7 days a week.

Weekly Boarding

Weekly boarding provides the perfect balance between home life and school life. Girls live in the Joan Ansett Hall Boarding House during the week where they can concentrate on their studies and extra-curricular activities and then have weekends at home to enjoy quality time with family, engage in casual employment or play in local sporting competitions.

Casual Boarding

Casual boarding is available for short term stays and may be helpful to support families where there are work or travel commitments. Casual boarding must be booked in advance and is subject to availability. Please contact our Head of Boarding, Elizabeth Birrell for more information.

International Boarding Orientation Program

2024 International Orientation Programs

Our short stay study tours are a fantastic way for students to come and see what it's like to be a student at Toorak College and live onsite in our Boarding House. Students will have the opportunity to join mainstream classes with our current students, enjoy excursions and co-curricular activities, a special weekend away* and weekend experiences.

Our Senior Program runs for 4 weeks, includes Boarding and is available for students in Years,7, 8 and 9. Our Junior Program runs for 1 week and is available to students in Years 5 & 6. During the Junior Program, students will live with their parents.

2024 Dates:

July - August

Senior 28/7/2024 - 24/8/2024 (Years 7, 8 and 9) (SOLD OUT)

Junior 28/7/2024 - 2/8/2024 (Years 5 & 6)


Application fee: $260 AUD

Senior program fee: $6,000 AUD

Junior program fee: $1,500 AUD

Cost is inclusive of tuition, all meals, experiences and also includes an allowance for souvenirs.

Senior fees also include boarding accommodation and a special weekend away.*

Entry requirements:

Participants will have a video online interview and are required to have conversational English. Applications do not guarantee entry into the program.

Students can be travelling on a tourist visa.

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Learning English

Toorak College students access mainstream classes from day one and they always have the support of the onsite English Language Support Centre until their graduation. This unique blended learning model accelerates their academic and personal growth.

In order to ensure a learning environment that is conducive to study, boarders have supervised study times, individual study facilities and access to the School's internet and intranet. Tutors are available in the evenings to support the boarders in their study.

Find out more on our International Enrolments page or book a tour today.

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