Bob Hawke College (4213)

School Overview

Bob Hawke College on Kitchener Park in Subiaco will open for the start of the 2020 school year as a local intake secondary school. Initially the college will accommodate 250 Year 7 students in 2020 and grow to accommodate a total of 2000 Year 7 to 12 students by 2025.

The college is part of the exciting transformation of the area around Subiaco Oval which will become a new education, leisure and residential destination close to Perth's CBD.

The college will be a central hub for the Subiaco community. With shared facilities, such as Subiaco Oval and the college's playing courts and gymnasium, it will play an integral role in creating opportunities to unite the community. Students will benefit from strong connections fostered with local business and industry, universities and training providers.

Foundation Principal Mr John Burke is working with the community to lead the creation of the college and develop a strong vision and ethos.

The college will be built in stages - as is the norm for all new secondary schools. Construction of Stage One is well underway. This includes classrooms, science and technology laboratories, library, lecture theatre, administration and student services. A cafeteria, landscaped courtyards and multipurpose playing courts will also be built, creating areas for students to play and socialise.

The second stage will include a performing arts centre and additional learning areas.

The college will be easy to access with train stations in Subiaco and West Leederville - both within easy walking distance from the college.

Local-intake area

The local-intake area for Bob Hawke College is in place. The local-intake areas for Churchlands Senior High School, Shenton College and Mount Lawley Senior High School have been amended.

Families with children currently living in the existing local-intake areas for Churchlands Senior High School, Shenton College and Mount Lawley Senior High School may enrol their children in their current local-intake secondary school or in Bob Hawke College if they live in its local-intake area.

You can find out more about Bob Hawke College and its local-intake area on our website.


Applications for enrolment are now open for children who are in Year 6 and moving to secondary school for Year 7 in 2020.

Gifted and Talented Secondary Selective Academic Program

The highly regarded Gifted and Talented Academic Program will run at the college. Entry to the program is through a competitive selection process.

An offer of a place in the Gifted and Talented Academic Program at Bob Hawke College is not restricted to where families live. Applications for the 2020 intake have now closed.

For more information on the college, including the Foundation Principal, local intake areas and building progress, please visit our website, Facebook page or contact us at
T: 0427 083 997