Mount Lilydale Mercy College, Lilydale VIC







Established: 1896

Principal: Philip A Morison

Address: 120 Anderson Street, Lilydale 3140


Key Information


124 Teaching

63 Non Teaching


$7,080 (Year 7)

$7,080 (Year 12)

VCE Subjects



Italian and Japanese


VET Available

VCAL Available

About our school

Founded in 1896, Mount Lilydale Mercy College (MLMC) is a leading Catholic school in Melbourne’s outer east that is grounded in the Mercy tradition of faith, justice and service. Students enjoy a progressive, faith-based education across VCE, VCE-Vocational Major and VET with every student having the opportunity to gain the skills needed to be their best and give their best in life.

At MLMC, every student can experience success at learning and develop the confidence to thrive. We take pride in innovating every aspect of education – from flexible curricula to the latest learning technologies and spaces. Through this strong learning culture, we offer our students creative, flexible and meaningful opportunities to better learn and to be of service to the other. Through each year level, our students are encouraged to explore their view of themselves, how they get along with others, what more there is on life’s journey for them and what they have to offer their families, their community and the world.

Principal's Message

Meeting the complex needs of today’s students — who will be graduating, living and working in the 2020s and beyond — is both a privilege and a challenge. It is what drives us and I feel honoured to lead Mount Lilydale Mercy College.

Our task is to develop the innate talents in every child who enters the College and to ensure our students leave us with the resilience and confidence to fulfil their potential. We want MLMC graduates to live their best lives, to reach out to others and have the ambition to make the world a better place.

We warmly welcome each child into our community, where they will gain the skills, courage and confidence to be their best and give their best, throughout their lives. It is important for every child to be surrounded by examples of success so that they, too, can say “I came from Mount Lilydale Mercy College and I, too, can succeed and I, too, can serve”.

In the spirit of Catherine McAuley, God bless.

Philip Morison, Principal

Quick Facts

  • Mercy Values – Compassion, Justice, Respect, Courage, Service and Hospitality
  • Pastoral Care to support the whole person
  • McAuley Campus for Years 7 to 9
  • Barak Campus for Years 10 to 12
  • Years 7 –10 Literacy and Numeracy Intervention programs
  • Careers Pathways Portal
  • Winemaking and agriculture programs
  • Learning Enhancement and Acceleration Program (LEAP)
  • A range of cocurricular activities including the Young Farmers’ Club, STEM Club, debating and chess teams, bands, choir, Tournament of Minds and College Musical
  • EISM sports

More from the school


  • Arts Centre/Visual Arts Centre
  • Food & Hospitality Centre
  • Design & Technology Centre
  • Drama & Dance Rooms x 2
  • Counselling Rooms x 4
  • Library Resource Centre x 2
  • Basketball Courts (Indoor) x 3
  • Basketball Courts (Outdoor) x 5
  • Performing Arts Centre
  • Assembly Hall/Gymnasium
  • Multi-purpose Courts x 3
  • Youth Ministry Lounge
  • Weights/Circuit Room
  • Soccer Pitches x 2
  • Cricket Nets x 3
  • Aerobics Room
  • Gymnasiums x 2
  • Memorial Chapel
  • Tennis Court
  • Music Centres x 2
  • Canteens x 2
  • Careers Centre
  • VCAL Centre
  • Lecture Theatre
  • Science Centre
  • Science Labs x 7
  • IT Labs x 10
  • Darkroom
  • Halls x 2
  • Ovals x 5

2021 NAPLAN Results

Year Reading Writing Spelling Grammar Numeracy
Year 7 549 519 546 529 553
Year 9 573 541 578 582 579

This table above shows the average student results for the year 2021. Data sourced from:

2022 NAPLAN Results

Year Reading Writing Spelling Grammar Numeracy
Year 7 549 519 543 551 556
Year 9 582 551 574 570 591

This table above shows the average student results for the year 2022. Data sourced from:


University enrolled: 55%
TAFE/VET enrolled 25%
Employment 10%

Campus Locations

Main Campus

120 Anderson Street, Lilydale, 3140

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