The Aboriginal Evangelical Fellowship Bible College of Western Australia (AEFBC) commenced bible training on the 2nd February 1985. The building in which studies began was a Brethren Chapel located in the suburb of East Victoria Park within the city of Perth, Western Australia. A college council was established to govern the day to day operations of the AEFBC of WA, through it's early years of development. The AEFBC became an incorporated registered organisation on the 15th January 1987.
In the initial establishment of the college, students were admitted into the training program from country centres, for example the Goldfields, Kimberly's, and the deep south of WA. As knowledge of the college grew, more interest from students from the Eastern States was stimulated.
Some four years on (1989), the Brethren Chapel was placed on the market to be sold. The good Lord provided the AEFBC with the finance to be able to purchase the property for $555,000. It was a joyous occasion when the title deeds were handed over to the AEFBC. All praise and thanks is given to God for His providence.
Thus the Bible training and teaching of the Aboriginal people of Australia was assured, and an established facility for the studying of God's precious Word was secured The advantage of the college being established in the city of Perth, was access to available credible lecturers and teaching staff. As the college developed and progressed it became more apparent that accommodation for students was an issue.