PLC Boarding is a place where our students can feel safe; where they are free to pursue their studies and gain lifelong friendships.

Our boarding community has been an integral part of the life of our College for the entire history of the school. It has not merely been accommodation for boys and girls at the College but has in itself been a positive educational experience.

Boarding life at Peace Lutheran College provides a structured, supportive, and caring educational environment in which our boarding students develop skills and attitudes that prepare them to become contributing and caring adults in modern society.

“Peace is very much a family environment. Everyone is helpful and supportive. It really is a great place to be! Boarding at Peace has taught me how to be independent; it has taught me a lot of things – too many to put into words. I’ve been a boarder for six years. It has made me the man I’ve become.”
Clinton Noipo Graduate Boarding Student

An active and vibrant group of students and dedicated staff

The PLC Boarding community serves boarding students ranging in grade from Year 7 to Year 12.

The number of students accepted into boarding from each school year level is capped. This ensures our boarding has a healthy balance of age groups and gender. This balance is essential for forming meaningful friendships, as well as the emotional growth and maturity of each of our boarding students, and it also helps to keep the student make-up of our boarding houses as close as possible to a real home environment, with siblings.

At PLC, we believe in maximising the opportunities for boarders by allowing them the flexibility to manage their time to experience all that living in Cairns has to offer, for example, part-time work, outside sporting/cultural activities, or extra study programs or courses.

A multicultural community environment

PLC Boarding has students from around Queensland and other states of Australia, Cape York and the Torres Strait, PNG, Indonesia, Asia, Africa and India, to name but a few areas.

Limited places are currently available in specific Boarding Houses. Contact our Enrolments Team to discuss your child's accommodation needs.

Do you reside in a regional, rural, or remote community in Australia?

If yes, you may be eligible to apply for the Commonwealth Regional Scholarship Program. The Program assists students from rural, regional, and remote areas with financial assistance towards boarding fees.

Applying for enrolment at Peace Lutheran College


  • Find out more about the enrolment process for students who are Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents here
  • Apply online via the 'Apply Now' button directly below.


  • Find out more about the enrolment process for international students here
  • Apply online via the 'Apply Now' button directly below

We invite you to experience the PLC difference for yourself.

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