Durack College (formerly St Margaret's College) provides a home away from home where lifelong friends are formed in a supportive pastoral and academic environment. Click here to proceed direct to their dedicated website to learn more about this exciting new residential college.
About the College
Durack College opened its doors in 2015 and is an exciting and innovative tertiary accommodation experience. We are building a learning and living experience like no other, to foster the next generation of local and global leaders.
More than just a place of residence, the college offers high quality pastoral care and complementary programs to its students to give them their best chance of success.
The college is owned and operated by St Margaret's Anglican Girls School, with college residents benefiting from the years of experience the school has in educating girls in a boarding setting. In addition, residents can access the college's innovative Student Success Program which aims to equip young women with the tools and attitudes to excel in their tertiary studies and help them to confidently navigate life beyond school.
Entrance into the college is via an application and interview process so residents can be assured they are co-existing with like-minded students with their sights set clearly on a successful future. Please note that applications are open to all young women attending a tertiary institution in Brisbane, regardless of where they completed their secondary schooling. ONLINE APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN and can be accessed at https://www.durackcollege.com.au/admissions/apply-online
Located in the leafy northern suburb of Ascot, Durack College is set in a quiet garden enclave adjacent to the school, with stunning views of the river, city centre and beyond. The grounds, common areas and individual rooms are all spacious, and either look over this spectacular cityscape or enjoy a peaceful garden vista.
Stage 1 of the college accommodates up to 25 residents, in the newly refurbished Raphael and Clewer wings. This small but vibrant community of learners are mentored by the College Director, Kelly Alford, who, in addition to managing the college, coordinates the Student Success Program.
The Student Success Program is the first of its kind in Brisbane. It includes: leadership learning programs for emerging talent, social responsibility programs, and the development of employability skills for those who are living away from home to pursue their education. For interested girls with suitable skills, casual employment opportunities such as tutoring or coaching are available through St Margaret's Anglican Girls School.
For all enquiries relating to the college, please contact:
College Director, Kelly Alford
Tel: +61 7 3862 0850.