Hobart College (Tasmania)

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Hobart College (formerly Hobart Matriculation College)
Olinda Grove
Mount Nelson
Hobart, Tasmania, 7007, Australia
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 a senior secondary college located at Mount Nelson, in Hobart, Tasmania.

The Hobart Campus now offers courses for Year 11 and 12 students studying for their Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) and Certificates for a wide range of careers.

Originally Hobart High School (founded in 1913), it became known as Hobart High Matriculation College in 1965, then in 1966 Hobart Matriculation College, and subsequently Hobart College. 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 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 school's areas. It consists of the school's main entry and Administration offices along with the Music, Dance, Life skills, Information Technology, SOSE and Business teaching areas. A block is spread over 3 floors with a Mezzanine floor.
  • B Block consists of administrative offices for the Department of Education and underground car parking for staff.
  • C Block lies next to A block and is connected by an enclosed walkway. It consists of the Visual Arts, MDT, Food & Textiles teaching areas.
  • D Block is a separate building adjoining the college's main auditorium. It is the teaching areas for Performing Arts, Mathematics, English and Behavioural Studies subjects.
  • E Block is a separate building housing the Science and Electronics subjects. It has a distinctly blue underwater theme throughout.
  • F Block is the Sport and Recreation centre of the college, home to the Physical and Outdoor Studies subjects.

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