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Saints Residents Courtesy Car

Saints Catholic College provides a full service vehicle (fuel, insurance, road side assist etc) for residents to use for their personal needs whilst at College.

The car is currently a 2014 Holden Cruze Hatchback with a beautiful leather interior. The car has multiple recording cameras and a GPS unit and can be used by valid drivers licence holding residents to enjoy Townsville.

Whether its a shopping trip, a trip to the beach, or even picking up parents form the airport, they simply sign out the vehicle and sign it back in when they return.

Saints Residents Courtesy Car

Saints Loyalty and Discount Program

At Saints we have several discount options for residents and even a loyalty program.

Existing Resident Referral Discount
Discount Details Qualification Criteria
5%  Referral Discount   Refer a new Resident who signs on to stay at Saints and receive a discount for that contract year. These are cumulative for each referral. These are for the single year only and do not continue into future periods.
$10 per week  Early Payment Discount  A $10 per week discount off accommodation fees is available for full payment of the yearly account by 20th February, 2020

As a new Resident we offer the following Discount options. Please note that percentage discounts are not accumulative and only one can be applied per accommodation contract. The additional Early Payment Discount can then also be applied if this payment option is selected.

New Resident Discount Options



Qualification Criteria


1st year Students that attended a Catholic Secondary School Discount

To qualify for discount, provide proof of enrolment and a character reference letter from your Principal


Parent or immediate family member working for a Catholic Diocese organisation Discount.

To qualify for discount, a letter is required providing proof of their employment.


College Loyalty Discount - An immediate family member has been a resident of Saints Catholic College or the former St Paul’s or St Raphael’s Colleges.

Provide information of person’s name and year of attendance.


Family Discount – 5% off fees for families paying for 2 immediate family members at Saints Catholic College. The discount is applied to all sibling accommodation invoices.

To qualify the 1st sibling has a full year contract in the simultaneous year.

$10 Per week

Early Payment Discount

A $10 per week discount off accommodation fees is available for full payment of the yearly account by 20th February, 2020

Saints Free Family Accommodation

So you want to visit your child at College?

At Saints we believe that the occasional family visit is good for the soul and as such provide Saints residents 3 days a semester in which their immediate family (or legal guardians) can visit on-site.

There are multiple rooms but they are of course limited and have a king single bed.

Bookings are required and the rooms are of course subject to availability.

Note: Meals are charged at $10 per meal (Provided in the College Dining Room)

Note: These rooms are not available during Orientation Weeks.

Saints Travel Services

As a resident (or family or friend of a Saints resident) you are welcome to use our newly launched Saints Travel Service.

Run by our resident agent on-site here at Saints, Mrs Veronica Hollands who is an ATAS accredited agent and has access to all the cheapest and most current offers through the SABRE system. 

The services operates as “Veronica - Your Co Pilot” which is a successful Travel Agency based in the Far North. Veronica launched her own business after managing a high performing Flight Centre store in Cairns for over 6 years, and being in the Top 1% Globally for the brand, the Number 1 Consultant in “The Great North” from 2017-2020. 

Veronica - Your Co-Pilot Facebook Link

Veronica is accredited with Covermore Travel Insurance, so she is also able to recommend travel cover. She has a large network of Hotels, Tours, Cruises, Transfers etc at her disposal, so all travel can be taken care of and managed in one place - and she can also ensure that they flow together seamlessly.

Once International Travel resumes, she can send special student focused offers and discounts for companies such as Contiki, G Adventures, Top Deck etc, so you can make the most of your holidays after exams.

Saints Travel Service

Saints Health, Fitness & Activity Program

Here at Saints we have our own fitness centre complete with free weekly Pilates and Zumba classes for our residents, with more classes being added soon.

We are also fitting a Cardio and Weights Gym in December ready for 2021.

We are always on the look out for additional activities for the program, so if you are a qualified instructor yourself (not just fitness minded), let us know and we can see what we can organise with a discount to your accommodation fees for presenting classes/lessons etc.

Palm Cove Pilates

Saints Party Pizza Station & Exam Time Energy Station

During Exam weeks we have an all day energy station in the dining hall complete with energy drinks, lollies, chocolate bars and more healthy options like fruit & grain wave chips etc to ensure you keep your brain active and eyes open for those study sessions and exams.

Exam Time Energy Station

Coming Soon - On Friday and Saturday Nights a late night (& early morning) make your own Pizza station is being made available for Residents ONLY. It is also made available on special event days/evenings as per the Student Association event schedule.

Pizza Station

Academic Mentoring Program & Pastoral Support

At Saints we try to ensure the smooth transition form Secondary Education to University Studies, which can be a very different and daunting change for some new Residents. All First Year residents receive an Academic Mentor to do group or in some cases one on one study assistance. It is our goal to assist you (your child) to not only have an amazing social experience, but also keep on track academically.

We also have on site staff to assist with pastoral, emotional and mental health assistance. Whether it is the stress of exams, relationship issues, difficulty fitting in or adjusting to college life or just plain home sickness, we have professional staff on-site to assist you through the tough times and cheer you on during the good times. All interactions are strictly confidential with the resident and remain that way unless otherwise instructed by the resident. Your privacy and respect is paramount to us.

Saints Additional Fee Transparency 

Ever wondered what the additional Administration fee charged by Colleges is for, or why there are a list of other additional fees that can total to almost $1000? So do we!!

At Saints we believe in justification and full transparency of our fees.

You will also notice that others have an Administration fee plus many additional fees that we already include in our Entrance fee:

Entrance Fee
   Your Room Key    $    5  Electronic or Metal depending on room allocation.
   College Photos    $  25  Your choice of print or digital
   Saints Sports Towel    $  15  100cm × 30cm soft 420 gsm cotton terry towelling sports towel with printed Saints logo
   Saints Stainless Steel Water Bottle    $  15  650 ml double wall vacuum insulated stainless steel drink bottle with laser etched Saints logo
   Saints Stainless Steel Coffee Cup    $  10  400 ml stainless steel reusable coffee cup with no spill lid with laser etched Saints logo
   Saints Sports Cap     $  10  Your Choice of Blue, Red or Yellow with the Saints Logo
   Saints Student Association Fee    $130 Given to the Saints Student Association to cover numerous events and activities
   IT Infrastructure    $125 To replace/upgrade/maintain our IT items in computer rooms and unlimited internet and WiFi
   Common Room Equipment    $  75  To replace and update electronic and electrical equipment (TV's, PS4's, fridges, microwaves etc)
   Activities & Equipment    $  75  Ensures updating, maintenance and costs of Gymnasium and Sporting equipment and activity program etc.
   Administration Labour etc    $  10  For all administration processes related to your joining Saints
TOTAL    $495

Refrigerator Fee
   $200  An annual fee for your under-fridge catchment tray and an allowance for the additional electricity

Note: Only a bar-size fridge is allowed and it is to be supplied by the resident themselves.

It would be remiss of us though to point out that there are Fines and Negligence Fees that can be charged. These are as follows:

Fines & Negligence Fees
   Overriding Energy Saving Devices    $  50  First Offence 
   $100  Further Offences
   Fire Alarm Activation    $250  Fire Alarm activation due to breaching of college rules (Refer Handbook)
   $250+  As above in the Mary MacKillop Building (+ being the Fire Brigade Call out fee if charged to the college)
   Replacement Fire Extinguisher    $200  Setting off an extinguisher for anything other than fire extinguishing purposes.
   Failure to Vacate Responsibly    $  50+

 Failing to vacate your room at the end of contract as per guidelines. Charges will determined based on the state of the room upon departure.

   Replacement Room Lock    $100  For hard key door looks if keys are lost and for electronic door locks if damaged through negligence.
   Replacement Key or Electronic Fob    $  20  Standard electronic key cards are replaced at no charge.
   Outside Contract Dates Storage Fees    $  40  A Weekly fee for storage of belongings if you fail to return to Saints in the following Semester.

Apart from the above, everything else for the academic year (term of your contract) is included in your Accommodation fees. This includes but is not limited to the following:

All Dining hall Food and Beverages such as Barista Coffees, Slushie Machines, Smoothie Bar & Ice Cream Machine, Washing Machines, Computer Rooms, Printing, Binding Service, End of Semester Storage, Bishops Dinner, Valedictorian Dinner, Car Parking, Linen, Weekly Room Cleaning and much much more…..