Located in Perth’s Central Business District College offers young women an outstanding Catholic education based on the Mercy values of compassion, justice, excellence, integrity and service. A dynamic learning environment is offered to a diverse student population.

Open Day Tuesday 14 March 2023

Our next Open Day will be held on Tuesday 14 March 2023. Two sessions are being offered: 8.30am and 11.00am.

College Tours

The College offers tours throughout the year with availability commencing in March. A list of dates will be published here.

If tours are fully booked please contact the Community Relations Office on 9323 1323 or email marketing@mercedes.wa.edu.au

Enrolment Process

Registration is an expression of interest in Mercedes College and not a formal commitment. The registration form ensures your daughter will be placed on a register for enrolment in the class and calendar year of entry. Completion of the registration form does not guarantee your child a place.

The registration fee is AUD $110 per student which can be paid by Mastercard, Visa or cheque. The College requires a copy of your child’s birth certificate, Baptism certificate, school report and other relevant documentation. We require both parents to sign the registration form. The College will send an acknowledgement of your registration.

Families are selected for interview based on the following criteria:

  • Catholic students with reference from parish priest.
  • Families with siblings, or who have attended, and who are supportive of policies and conditions.
  • Daughters of past students.
  • Non-Catholic students from Catholic schools.
  • Non-Catholic students from other Christian denominations.
  • Other non-Catholic students.

Interviews are conducted three years prior to entry.

If families meet the Enrolment Conditions:

  • At least one parent must attend an interview with a member of the Senior Leadership Team
  • Parents sign an acceptance of school policy, rules and parental involvement.
  • Students must be either Australian citizens or have permanent residency status.

If successful, an offer of a place will be extended following the interview.

Families have four weeks to accept the offer and return their acceptance documents with the Enrolment Acceptance Fee. The payment of this fee completes the enrolment interview process and secures a place for your daughter’s year of entry.

A letter will be issued to prospective families in July regarding the Year 7 Parent Information session, MYAT (Middle Years Academic Testing) in August, and Orientation Day in November.

Please find below the following forms and an Enrolment Calculator to assist with the enrolment process.

Scholarships

Sisters of Mercy Music Bursary

In recognition of the rich musical traditions of Mercedes College, the Sisters of Mercy Perth (Amalgamated) Inc, offer a Music Bursary to encourage talented students to pursue music studies at the College. Applicants are expected to demonstrate exceptional ability and potential together with the enthusiasm to make an active contribution to the musical life of the College. The applicant must be a current student or an incoming student.

Applications are due at the end of Term 3 each year, with auditions taking place in Term 4. Bursaries are offered at the discretion of the Director of Music and Principal.

Students with a genuine love for music who participate fully in the program will benefit most from the financial support of a bursary. The desire or willingness to transfer to or pick up lessons on an instrument of need (such as oboe, horn, trombone or double bass) is also considered favourably.

Please direct any music scholarship-related enquiries to Miss Jaimee Dixon-Hotchkin, Music Administrator (jaimee.hotchkin@mercedes.wa.edu.au).

More information can be found here  

Louise Allen-Arbuckle Music Scholarship

The Louise Allen-Arbuckle Music Scholarship was established by ex-student Louise Allen-Arbuckle (dec.) in 2014 to nurture music students with exceptional musical talent. Louise was an accomplished violinist, having performed with a number of Western Australian orchestras, a dedicated music teacher, and producer of many WA concert series. The scholarship offers a full two-year music scholarship valued at $2,500 to a student who is passionate about music and demonstrates exceptional musical talent. The successful applicant will be expected to continue her musical studies at school and maintain a high level of achievement in her chosen area of music study. She will also be expected to be fully supportive of, and, contribute to the co-curricular life of the College.

Applications are due at the end of Term 3 each year, with auditions taking place in Term 4. Scholarships are offered at the discretion of the Director of Music and Principal.

Students with a genuine love for music who participate fully in the program will benefit most from the financial support of a scholarship. The desire or willingness to transfer to or pick up lessons on an instrument of need (such as oboe, horn, trombone or double bass) is also considered favourably.

Please direct any music scholarship-related enquiries to Miss Jaimee Dixon-Hotchkin, Music Administrator (jaimee.hotchkin@mercedes.wa.edu.au).

More information can be found here

Families of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island descent are given the opportunity to engage in a Catholic school environment through scholarship opportunities for the education of their daughters.  Scholarships are offered annually and renewed on an annual basis, subject to a satisfactory review by the Principal.

MADALAH Limited is a not-for-profit organisation that offers secondary and tertiary education scholarships for Indigenous students, primarily from remote and regional communities, to WA’s leading schools and Australian universities.  MADALAH secondary scholarships provide support to students from Years 7-12.  These scholarships are administered by MADALAH on behalf of the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA).  We are a partner school with MADALAH and therefore enrolled students may be eligible.  For more information please visit www.madalah.com.au

For more information please contact enrolments@mercedes.wa.edu.au.

The MCA Scholarships are awarded to two students who have accepted a position to enter Year 7 the following year and whose mother, grandmother or great grandmother is a supporting (financial) member of the Mercedes College Alumni. Two partial Scholarships to the value of $2,000 are available for incoming Year 7s. The Scholarships have been established to encourage and support the education of an ex-student’s daughter, granddaughter or great granddaughter at Mercedes College. For more information contact mca@mercedes.wa.edu.au

Application information can be found here.

Access to Application Forms