State Schools' Relief

State Schools' Relief may cover the cost of new school uniforms, shoes, books and more to assist families in need.

The Victorian Government has provided more than $15.65 million to State Schools’ Relief to help provide 100,000 students with free or discounted new school uniforms, shoes, books and graphic calculators over four years (2015-19).

What eligible families can get

Parents or carers with children in Victorian Government schools may receive free or discounted:

  • new school uniforms
  • new school shoes
  • new textbooks
  • stationery, including workbooks, pencils etc
  • software, including access to some educational websites
  • graphic calculators
  • software, including access to some educational websites.

General assistance

Families can receive assistance if they have children at Victorian Government schools in any year level and are facing one or more of the following:

  • health issues resulting in serious financial difficulty
  • house fires where school clothing is lost
  • natural disasters
  • serious financial difficulty.

How to apply

Schools not families, can apply to State Schools' Relief for this support.

Information for parents and principals

Further information

For more information about the charity and this program, see:

 

Assistance for Prep students

Prep students who are recipients of the Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund are automatically eligible for uniform support.

To find out if you meet this requirement, see: Camps, Sports and Exursions Fund

Further information

For more information about this initiative download a fact sheet below or see: State Schools' Relief

Assistance for Year 7 students

Victorian government Year 7 students (in 2017) who are recipients of the Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund are automatically eligible for a uniform package.

To find out if you meet this requirement, see: Camps, Sports and Exursions Fund

Further information

For more information about this initiative download a fact sheet below or see: State Schools' Relief.