Welcome to PLC Melbourne

Welcome to Presbyterian Ladies’ College (PLC), one of Australia’s leading independent schools for girls, located in Burwood in Melbourne’s leafy eastern suburbs, where it sits alongside a dynamic academic and business hub.

We are proudly Victoria’s oldest girls’ school, with approximately 1,600 students from ELC to Year 12. Our expansive garden campus provides a beautiful natural setting for students to learn and enjoy the company of their friends. Our exceptional educational facilities allow us to provide a contemporary, holistic education in a secure, peaceful environment where girls feel they belong. The much-loved Boarding House is at the heart of the school, providing a warm and friendly home away from home. 

For 145 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 students and encourages each one of them to become confident and compassionate global citizens.

Our school mission is to educate women to lead, serve others and to have a love of learning that endures.  Through our strong foundational and forward-looking curriculum, and our diverse co-curricular programs, girls are encouraged to find their passions and to enjoy participating in the rich life of our vibrant school community. PLC girls boldly take every opportunity to challenge themselves, explore new interests, make lifelong friendships and enrich their knowledge, all within a welcoming and caring environment.

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. Highly skilled staff are focused on providing our students with a high-quality education and learning environment. By nurturing a drive for intellectual challenge and a strong work ethic, our staff pride themselves on being able to guide and support each girl through their educational journey, to ensure they are well-prepared to face the opportunities and challenges in their future.

Both the VCE and the International Baccalaureate are offered at the senior levels, ensuring PLC girls can choose the right education program that suits their strengths. Our students are committed to achieving excellence in their chosen field and support one another with genuine interest and encouragement, to become women of character and influence. PLC alumnae are respected globally as exceptional women. Many are highly regarded, as experts in their field, not afraid to push boundaries, exceed expectations, deliver new solutions and lead by example.

Choosing the right school is a significant decision and considerably shapes the woman your daughter will become. Here at PLC, we will prepare your daughter for an exciting future, giving her the academic and personal skills on which to build her life-long learning journey. 

We look forward to warmly welcoming your family to our diverse PLC community and to accompanying your special daughter on her unique educational journey.

With my best wishes

Cheryl Penberthy
Principal