About us


Emmanuel Anglican College is situated on approximately 6ha of land in Ballina. Architecturally designed in keeping with the style and climate of northern New South Wales, learning takes place in an outstanding physical environment with open, contemporary and innovative learning facilities. A wide variety of co-curricular activities are offered and the College has exceptional facilities to support these activities as well.

Building commenced on the site in Horizon Drive 1999 and the College has continued to add to its infrastructure as the College community has continued to grow and develop.

In 2004, a large 2-storey Science and Technology Centre was constructed, allowing the College to enhance delivery of these key learning areas. The specialist facilities included two science laboratories, a preparation room, two computer rooms and seven classrooms.

In 2010, the College undertook construction of the 2-storey resource centre facility which was named the Joan Pickup Library in honour the College's first teacher.

In 2013, the College officially opened a purpose built hospitality Trade Training Centre. The facility - named The Ezzy Centre after the former Rector of St Mary’s Anglican Church Ballina and long term member of College Council, Rev Greg Ezzy, features a commercial training kitchen, two function rooms and College canteen facilities. The establishment of the centre supported the introduction the Vocational Education and Training Course, Hospitality.

In 2016, the College opened the Discovery Centre and the Emmanuel Administration Building. The Discovery Centre represents stage one of a two stage development to construct a new Primary school that reflects the latest in innovative design to support the twenty first century teaching and learning.

Through this time, many additions have also been made to the play and recreational spaces used by the students.

Three all-purpose courts have been constructed that accommodates five sports, and a rugby field area forms part of our grounds. Extensive sports ovals form a magnificent vista at the front of the College.

Within the classroom students will find an extremely well resourced learning environment with access to the latest in learning technology.

EAC Campus

St Mary's Anglican Parish provides the church for use on formal chapel occasions.

With such a large site, the College Council has developed a College Master Plan that provides for our continuing long-term growth.