Wesley College Melbourne Australia
Wesley College Clunes


Clunes Main Street

Clunes, Gaelic for pleasant place, was settled in 1838 as a pastoral district north of Ballarat. When gold was discovered in the area in 1851, Clunes was transformed into a rich bustling town.

Today, Clunes is a small, rural community with a population of around 800 and is about two hour’s drive west of Melbourne and 30 minutes drive from Ballarat.

The Wesley Clunes village occupies a Uniting Church property near the centre of town. As a residential program, students live in self-contained, modern dwellings accommodating up to eight students. Girls and boys live in separate houses, with teachers in neighbouring houses to provide supervision and support.


Students are responsible for all aspects of their domestic life while in residence, including, shopping, cooking and cleaning. Living in this environment helps provide them with a greater understanding of what it means to become more adult and gain a truer understanding of their place in the world.

There are no formal classrooms; instead students use a variety of heritage-listed buildings such as the former Wesleyan church, the Clunes Town Hall and also the wide-open spaces as places of learning.

Bluestone church


 Clunes map

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