Government Payments

Financial assistance available to Parents


If your family is eligible, you can receive financial assistance to help meet the costs of your child’s education.  Visit the Departments website below for further information:


Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF)


Every Victorian child should have access to the world of learning opportunities that exist beyond the classroom. The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund helps ensure that no student will miss out on the opportunity to join their classmates for important, educational and fun activities. It is part of making Victoria the Education State and the Government’s commitment to breaking the link between a student’s background and their outcomes.


If you hold a valid means-tested concession card or are a temporary foster parent, you may be eligible for CSEF. A special consideration category also exists for asylum seeker and refugee families. The allowance is paid to the school to use towards expenses relating to camps, excursions or sporting activities for the benefit of your child.


CSEF payment amount
The CSEF is an annual payment to the school to be used towards camps, sports and/or excursion expenses for the
benefit of the eligible student.


  • $125 per year for eligible primary school students
  • $225 per year for eligible secondary school students.

The CSEF is paid directly to your child’s school and will be allocated by the school towards camps, sports and/or
excursion costs for your child.



Department Parent Information Flyer


To obtain a CSEF application form please click here: 2023 CSEF Application Form


The CSEF program for 2023 closes on 23 June, 2023


For further information please visit the Departments website at: DET Website




Program background


As part of the Victorian Government’s Affordable Uniform Program, every Prep government school student who is a recipient of the Camps, Sports and Excursion Fund (CSEF) automatically qualifies for a uniform pack voucher. Each year, State Schools’ Relief (SSR) provides tens of thousands of children with school clothing, shoes and other essential items. For the first time SSR has received government funding so that it can help more families needing financial assistance, and ensure no one is left behind.


For more information please contact the school office or visit




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