Port Melbourne Secondary College

477 Graham St Port Melbourne 3207

New School

  • Start

    Q2 2019
  • Planning

  • Design

  • Construction

  • Finish

    Q1 2022

The above dates are forecast only and subject to change.

About the project

We built a new secondary college in Port Melbourne. It opened in 2022 and helps the growing local population get great education close to home.

Anne Stout was appointed as the first principal of the school. 

The school was previously known by its interim name, Fishermans Bend Secondary School, during the planning phase. We consulted with the community on Port Melbourne Secondary College's name from 11 June to 25 June 2021. The school is named after the suburb it is located in.


Facilities include the following:

  • Gymnasium with competition-grade basketball and netball facilities
  • Food technology area with commercial-grade kitchen and canteen
  • Performing arts amenities
  • Fabrication lab 
  • Robotics workshop
  • 200-seat lecture theatre 
  • Outdoor terraces
  • Urban garden with recreational ball sports areas
  • Kitchen garden.

Design consultation

In July and August 2018, we engaged the local community, education experts, and key stakeholders to contribute to the design of the school. We wanted to understand what makes the local community unique. Identify facilities the school could provide outside of school hours. We wanted to know what learning and teaching spaces they would like, and what their hopes are for the new school.

Here are the top four things we heard locals, teachers, and students want for the secondary school:

  • build a school that doubles as a community hub
  • build modern, state-of-the-art learning spaces, including outdoor areas
  • reflect the suburb’s bayside location in the school design
  • consider safe access as part of planning

Our architects used your feedback to help shape your school's interior and its landscape design

You can contact us for a copy of the engagement report.


In the 2018–19 State Budget, $3.8 million was allocated to the school for planning.

In the 2019–20 State Budget, the school shared in $624.8 million allocated for new schools.

Funding type

  • New School