College History

Melbourne Girls’ College was established in 1994 on the original site of Richmond Secondary College, which was closed in 1992. The College was envisaged as an innovative and exemplary environment for girls’ education. From humble beginnings of 300 students, the College has flourished and grown to become a vibrant community of over 1400 students.

We continue to honour the original vision of our founders and are proud of our reputation as a creative, safe and supportive place of learning characterised by academic excellence, teamwork and diversity.

Our Crest

The Yarra River is an ever-present and picturesque feature of the campus and holds a special significance in the life of our community. The river is represented by the ripples on the College crest. The colours of the ripples, purple, white and green, pay respect to the achievements and aspirations of the women’s movement.

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