Presbyterian Ladies' College (PLC)

Presbyterian Ladies' College (PLC)

Burwood VIC, Melbourne Eastern Suburbs

Find Your Excellence at PLC

At PLC, we believe everyone has their own excellence just waiting to be uncovered. Whether it is in the classroom, on the stage, in the laboratory or on the sporting field, we encourage and inspire students to find their excellence and embrace life’s opportunities with confidence.

PLC is modern Melbourne, a school for today's girls with a rich heritage, a welcoming community and an exciting future. Founded in 1875, PLC has a proud tradition of producing young women of the highest calibre who go on to make a significant contribution in their world.

We instil in girls a love of learning within a broad stimulating curriculum that celebrates encouragement, respect and self-discipline. Our outstanding holistic education focuses on each girl’s personal growth and leadership. Our staff are highly involved in their students’ learning journeys and focus on the individual student, nurturing and affirming girls, enabling them to achieve their personal goals. 

At PLC, girls are also encouraged to stretch themselves and become critical thinkers and problem-solvers, able to look outside themselves at the challenges facing their world and take responsibility for helping and contributing where they can.

In recent years, the College has undergone an unprecedented transformation that has seen the development of a state-of-the-art new performing arts centre; a new learning resource centre, a new library, IT and AV labs; a dedicated Year 7 centre, a new visual arts centre, a new Year 11 centre, a new hockey and tennis facility, the complete redevelopment of our science precinct facilities and the total transformation of the Year 7, 8 and 9 classroom precinct.

PLC offers a comprehensive curriculum from Early Learning Centre (ELC) to Year 12 and offers both the VCE and International Baccalaureate (IB). 

The Class of 2019 achieved outstanding results with six girls achieving an ATAR of 99.95, 31 per cent achieving an ATAR of 98+, 49 per cent achieving an ATAR of 95+ and 70 per cent achieving an ATAR of 90+.

PLC offers academic, music, general excellence and boarding scholarships for girls entering at Years 7 to 11 in Senior School. Christian families, daughters and relatives of Old Collegians are encouraged to apply. There is also a 35 per cent discount for some vacancies for Old Collegian families. See PLC’s website for details and terms and conditions apply.

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Key Facts

School uniform

The uniform is compulsory

Number of students

Total enrolment: 1426
Up to Year 6: 500
In high school: 926
In Year 12: 166

Gender in depth

Female: 100%

Male: 0%

Other Requirements

Boarding school

Offers IB

Accepts international students

Offers VCAL

Offers VET

Our Curriculum

Subjects Overview

Math classes: streamed
English classes: mixed
LOTE taught:
Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Latin

Senior secondary subjects overview

33 VCE level 3/4 studies
245 VCE students

Senior secondary programs overview

How our students performed in Year 12

Academic Results

Scores of 40+: 28%

Median Score: 36

Satisfactory completions of VCE: 100%


Bachelor enrolled: 93%

Apprentice/Trainee: 1%

Employed: 4%

Activities & Support Staff


Activities (163)


Extra-curricular (6)


Music (56)


Sports (52)

Support Staff

Support Staff (20)

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School Details









Principal: Ms Cheryl Penberthy


141 Burwood Highway Burwood Victoria 3125

Tel: (03) 9808 5811

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