Redlynch State College

Redlynch State College is located in an attractive suburb of Cairns, about 10 km from the City Centre, on the doorstep of both the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest, which are on the World Heritage List. The school is very old by Australian standards. Redlynch State College was founded in 1932, but it was only in 1994 that the main campus moved to its current location.

A whole range of Excellence Programs, are offered. The Science Excellence Programme offers dedicated students the opportunity to expand and improve their skills and knowledge beyond the regular curriculum.

The Arts Course of Excellence is divided into Ballet, Theatre, Music and Visual Arts, where students with exceptional talent for movement and expression or an understanding of creative design techniques will find a wide range of activities.

The Excellence Programme “Music, Live Production and Services” is very exciting. Not only is in-depth knowledge of sound engineering, lighting design and event management taught, but students can work with the public in the Cairns area as an event service. All proceeds generated from this are ploughed back into the programme.

Learning centres equipped with the latest technology such as wi-fi, beamers and smart boards are available for all subject areas.

Redlynch State College also has a wide range of voluntary events such as the school choir and instrumental groups, but also hikes on the surrounding islands, camping on the beach or a very popular ski trip to New Zealand.

Redlynch State College Logo


  • state
  • co-ed
  • Number of Students: 1.200 (Years 7-12)
  • Year established: 1932




  • Science Excellence Program
  • Arts Course of Excellence
  • Dance Excellence Program
  • Drama Excellence Program
  • Outdoor Recreation Program
  • Diving Course offered

All information provided is accurate to the best of our knowledge.

These pictures were taken during the school visit of the director of Highschool Australia Anne Stewart (see About us ) in July 2022