School Fees Information

We welcome all students and their families who share or respect our Catholic faith, values and traditions. Catholic education is supported by State and Federal funding, with families contributing the balance of the cost of educating their children. At times, some families are unable to meet their commitment to the full costs of education. As a Catholic school system, we ensure fee relief mechanisms are available to support families in time of need. We encourage these discussions on enrolment or as these needs emerge.

School Fees

2024 School Fees and Program Levies

Family Fees



Capital Fee



Student Fees


$335 per child

Junior School - Foundation






Junior School –

Years 1 & 2






Middle School – Year 3


$40 – 50% Funded by State Govt





School Camp (One-night Warrnambool)


Middle School – Year 4



$0 - Funded by State Govt





School Camp (One-night Kangaroobie)



Chromebook Levy


$534 for new devices with 3-year warranty to pay over 3 years

Senior School – Year 5

Swimming (Canoeing/Fishing – Term 4)

$0 – Funded by State Govt





School Camp (Two-nights Ballarat)



Chromebook Levy

$178 (3-year payment plan from new 2022 purchase)

Senior School – Year 6

Swimming (Beach Safety – Term 1)

$0 - Funded by State Govt.





School Camp (Two-nights Melbourne)



Chromebook Levy

$178 (3-year payment plan from new 2021 purchase)

Other items:

School Bag (all new students)



LRC Bag (Prep – year 4 students)


Assistance Packages:

To be applied for at the beginning of each year.

Both require an eligible Health Care Card as at 29/1/2024

Family Fee Assistance (CEOB)

$925 per family

Camps, Sports, Excursion Fund (CSEF)

$150 per child

School fees are charged annually, for the full school year.  Fee Statements are sent out to all families in week 4 of each term or as requested by parents.

Payment Options

Families can elect to pay their school fees via a number of options:

  • Direct Debit (Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly, Quarterley or Annually).  Direct debits will run from February to November.
  • Bpay
  • Credit Card payment plan
  • EFTpos available at the school office

Assistance Packages

Camps, Sports & Excursion Fund (CSEF)

The Victorian Government offers a Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) providing payments to assist eligible families to cover the costs of camps, sporting events and excursions.

If you hold a valid means-tested concession card you may be eligible for CSEF. The allowance will be paid to the school to use towards expenses related to camps, excursions, or sporting activities for the benefit of your child.

The annual CSEF amount per student is currently $150 for primary school students.

DOBCEL Family Support for Cost of Education

Where families are eligible for the Camps, Sports and Excursion Funding, they can also apply for the Family Fee Assistance Scheme. Families that qualify for the scheme will pay $520 per annum ($10 per week) for primary school tuition fees and the capital levy.

The Capital Fee, Student Fee, Swimming, Excursion and Camp costs are then added to this to give a total fee amount for the year.

Further Support

If you have any concerns regarding payment of school fees, you are encouraged to discuss these at any time with the School Business Manager. To arrange an appointment please contact the school office on 5561 1343.

It is a condition of enrolment that all families contribute to the cost of education. We recognise that circumstances may change, and it is an expectation that the fee payer will contact the school to negotiate an alternative payment plan or seek concessional support.

Debt Collection Procedures

As a last resort the school will commence debt recovery or take legal action where no adequate response has been achieved from approaches for fee payment. Costs incurred by the school from such methods are fully recoverable from the Debtor. This is a last resort for the school but is necessary as a matter of justice for paying members of the school community and the financial sustainability of the school.