Benalla College

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Benalla P-12 College
Benalla, Victoria
School type Public, Co-educational, primary/secondary Day school
Motto Together We Achieve
Established 1912[1]
Principal Barbara O'Brien
Grades P-12
Colour(s) Dark Blue, Light Blue and White             

Benalla P-12 College is a state college located in the regional town of Benalla which is located on the Hume Highway in central Victoria, on the Melbourne to Sydney Highway, 180 km north-north-east of Melbourne.[2] It was one of the first high schools established in Victoria by the government.

About the school[edit]

Benalla College has two campuses: the Faithfull Campus and the Dunlop Campus. The Faithfull campus houses the students from Years 7 - 10 and is located on the site of the former Benalla Technical College. The main office and administration activities occur on the Faithfull campus. The VCE campus, known as the Dunlop Campus, is named after Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop, and is located at the former Benalla High School site on Barkly Street.[3]


The Dunlop Campus was founded in 1912 as Benalla High School. In 1994 it amalgamated with the Benalla Secondary College to form Benalla College.

Notable alumni[edit]

Sir Edward "Weary" Dunlop - an Australian surgeon who was renowned for his leadership whilst being held prisoner by the Japanese during World War II.
Connolly, Sir Willis Henry (1901–1981) - an electrical engineer and public-utility manager who was appointed CBE in 1962 and knighted in 1971.


  1. ^ "Benalla College Centenary". Archived from the original on 5 September 2011. Retrieved 25 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Only Melbourne Accessed 16/12/10
  3. ^ Teachweb Archived February 20, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. Accessed 16/12/10

Further reading[edit]

Watt, Bruce. 1987. "A history of Benalla High School, 1912-1987." Benalla High School, Benalla. ISBN 0-7316-2419-X

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°32′55″S 145°59′28″E / 36.54861°S 145.99111°E / -36.54861; 145.99111