In 1978, the College made the decision to become a co-educational school and we are immensely proud of the positive change that commenced all those years ago. Today, the College is a vibrant, inclusive and successful school that aims to transform lives through an educational journey that enables every child to grow and thrive -- and become a thoughtful, engaged and contributing citizen of the world. Coeducation is a central part of that mission.

In this context, the College has applied for an exemption under the Equal Opportunity Act, to continue the arrangement which was last granted in 2018. This ensures that we maintain the co-education balance which is now part of the fabric of the College.

As part of this application process, the College is required to provide notice to the entire College community, place the notice in the newspaper and on the College’s web site, in the form ordered by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.


Wesley College Melbourne has made an application to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (‘VCAT’) for an exemption from the

Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic) to enable it to:

(a) advertise for students of a particular sex/gender identity to enter the school;

(b) structure its waiting lists on the basis of sex/gender identity;

(c) allocate student placements and offer enrolments to students of a particular sex/gender identity;

(d) offer bursaries and scholarships to students of a particular sex/gender identity; and

(e) advertise these matters,

so as to continue to promote, establish and maintain a sex/gender balance of students across the entire school.

(the exempt activity)

The Tribunal will hear the application at 10.00am on 19 October 2023 by teleconference.

Interested persons can attend by dialling 03 9137 8300

CODE 7002.

If you want to make a submission to the Tribunal either for or against the application, you must send it in writing to quote reference H186/2023.

The closing date for submissions is 2 October 2023.