Hobart College, Tasmania

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Hobart College (formerly Hobart Matriculation College)
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Hobart College campus, A & B block
Olinda Grove
Mount Nelson
Hobart, Tasmania, 7007
School type Public, Post Year 10 Educational Institution
Status Open
Authority Department of Education (Tasmania)
Principal Tracy Siedler
Vice principal Bronwen Bowman, Dawn Cripps, Vanessa Warren, Felix Goward
Grades 11 - 12
Enrolment 1,000

Hobart College is a senior secondary college located at Mount Nelson, in Hobart, Tasmania. It was founded in 1913 as Hobart High School, renamed Hobart High Matriculation College in 1966, Hobart Matriculation College in 1965 and subsequently Hobart College. It is a post year 10 institute, offering the final two years of the Tasmanian curriculum, awarding the Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) and VET vertificates.

The college was the first in Tasmania to be developed solely for years 11 and 12, the students in years 7-10 being re-directed to other high schools such as Taroona High School.[1] The college further has one of the largest International Student Programs in Tasmania.

The current Hobart College campus was originally part of the former Tasmanian College of Advanced Education, established in 1972, a large part of which was eventually absorbed into the University of Tasmania. Buildings on the campus reflect the architectural style of inner city American college designers of the late 1960s, with massive concrete facades and few windows in the earliest buildings.


College facilities include a drama auditorium, sport and recreation centre, library, various computer laboratories, canteen, many sporting fields.

  • A Block is the largest of the colleges building. It houses the school's main entry and admin offices along with library, the music, digital visual arts, SOSE, legal studies, behavioural studies and business.
  • B Block houses administrative offices for the Department of Education and underground car parking for staff.
  • C Block contains Visual Arts, MDT, Food & Textiles teaching areas.
  • E Block houses Science and Mathematics.
  • F Block houses Physical and Outdoor Studies and the gym.

Notable alumni[edit]

Former Hobart College student, Princess Mary of Denmark

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Archive Office of Tasmania". Retrieved 2009-09-13. 
  2. ^ "Eric Abetz - Liberal Party of Australia". Liberal Party of Australia. Retrieved 23 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Obituary". Auckland Star LI (309). 28 December 1920. p. 5. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "HRH The Crown Princess". The Danish Monarchy (Official Website). Retrieved 23 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "Rodney Eade Collingwood Football Club Profile". The Collingwood Football Club (Official Website). Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "His Excellency Malcolm McCusker AC CVO QC, Governor of Western Australia". Government House Western Australia. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 

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Coordinates: 42°55′10″S 147°18′57″E / 42.91933°S 147.31591°E / -42.91933; 147.31591