Department program

State Schools' Relief

​​​​​​​​​​​State Schools' Relief helps with the cost of new school uniforms, shoes and books for familes who are facing hardship.

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 and books over four years (2015-19).

About State Schools' Relief

State Schools' Relief works closely with all government schools across Victoria. Each year State Schools' Relief assists families who are experiencing financial disadvantage with school clothing, shoes and other essential items. For more information, see State Schools' Relief website.

The Victorian Government has implemented a range of Education State initiatives that aim to break the link between disadvantage and achievement. The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund was established in 2015 to provide payments for eligible students to attend camps, sports days and excursions.

State Schools' Relief has received additional government funding so that it can help more families needing financial assistance and ensure no one is left behind. This extra funding is being used by State Schools' Relief to assist prep and year 7 students in Victorian government schools who receive CSEF.