Welcome to Student Boarding

AHL offers secondary education students a home away from home at 7 boarding hostels across Australia. 

Our hostels are located in Newcastle (male only), Sydney (male hostel in Sylvania and female hostel in Allambie Heights), Dubbo (mixed gender hostel), Katherine (mixed gender hostel), Tennant Creek (mixed gender hostel) and Thursday Island (mixed gender hostel).

Our commitment in each of our student hostels is to ensure that we provide:

  • a home away from home experience where students have ongoing access to educational, emotional, social, economic and cultural development;
  • a fair, honest and culturally respectful environment that values each student and their connection to country;
  • the highest level of care and protection;
  • nutritious meals;
  • extra-curricular support; and
  • travel to and from school each day.



If you’d like to stay with us, email your completed student application enrolment pack to: boarding@ahl.gov.au


Alternatively, you can post it to:

Frontline Support Services

PO Box 30,

Woden ACT 2606


AHL Guide for Students and Families  
AHL Student Boarding Application
  •  Right click and save to your computer

  • Once you have completed your application, please email it to boarding@ahl.gov.au

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