The CSEF is provided by the Victorian Government to assist eligible families to cover the costs of school trips, camps and sporting activities.
If you hold a valid means-tested concession card or are a temporary foster parent, you may be eligible for CSEF. The allowance is paid directly to the school to use only towards expenses relating to camps, excursions or sporting activities for the benefit of your child.
The annual CSEF amount per student is:
- $225 for secondary school students
You will only need to submit an application form in 2020 if any of the following changes have occurred:
- new student enrolments: your child has started or changed schools in 2019 or you did not apply at the same school in a previous year
- changed family circumstances: such as a change of custody, change of name, concession card number, or new siblings commencing at the school in 2020
If a form was not lodged in 2019, parents or legal guardians are required to complete a CSEF application form and lodge it with the college for processing.
Application forms should be completed and lodged with the college as soon as possible in Term One, as payments are made from March onwards.
CSEF payments are for the current application year and cannot be claimed retrospectively for prior years.
Please note the following:
If there is shared custody
The payment system only allows one application per student. Parents in shared custody situations (who both hold a concession card) must make the decision beforehand who applies for the CSEF at the college on behalf of their children.
The CSEF is for the benefit of the parent who is in receipt of the CSEF.
Please click on the link below to download the application form. Alternatively, forms are available from either Reception or Student Services.
Applications for the CSEF open early in Term 1, 2020.
You need to lodge a CSEF application form at the College by the end of Term 2, 2020.