Welcome to PLC Melbourne

Welcome to Presbyterian Ladies’ College (PLC), a leading independent school for girls located in Burwood, Melbourne. As the oldest existing independent girls’ school in Victoria, we are proud to have approximately 1,600 students from the Early Learning Centre to Year 12. Situated alongside a dynamic academic and business hub, our beautiful garden campus provides a peaceful and secure environment for students to learn, and our exceptional facilities allow us to provide a contemporary and holistic education. The much-loved Boarding House is at the heart of the school and provides a warm and friendly home away from home. 

For 148 years, PLC has played a pivotal role in the education of young women. With its rich heritage, strong Christian values and breadth of educational offerings, PLC is renowned as a world-class College which focuses on the individual needs of each student. Our vision is to form empowered women of character who change the world for good. With our vision in mind, our mission is to deliver an outstanding education within a Christian context that prioritises care, promotes holistic development and growth, personalises learning, provides enriching opportunities, perpetuates principled living and a service ethic and prepares students for their future as scholars, thinkers, citizens, advocates and leaders. Read more about our vision, mission, values and strategic direction in our Empowering Girls Strategic Plan 2023-2027.

At PLC, we see our girls gain confidence and resilience as they learn to navigate the complexities of life, find their purpose, discover their ambitions and uncover their unique pathway to success. Our dedicated staff are committed to providing a high-quality education and learning environment, nurturing our students to become resilient, confident, and successful. We offer both the VCE and International Baccalaureate programs at the senior levels, ensuring our students have access to a range of education options that suit their strengths.

At PLC, we see our students grow and develop into exceptional women who are respected globally for their expertise and character. We pride ourselves on our alumnae who are not afraid to push boundaries, exceed expectations, deliver new solutions and lead by example.

Choosing the right school for your daughter is a significant decision, and we are committed to providing your family with a warm and welcoming environment. We look forward to preparing your daughter for an exciting future and giving her the academic and personal skills on which to build her life-long learning journey. 

With my best wishes

Cheryl Penberthy