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State Schools' Relief

​​​​​​​​​​​State Schools' Relief helps with the cost of new school uniforms, shoes and other essential items for families who are facing hardship.

Having the same uniform and quality footwear as other students ensures that all students feel included and valued. It provides everyone, regardless of their background, with the opportunity to participate fully in schooling.

The Victorian Government is providing $27.1 million through to 31 December 2023 to continue deliver the Affordable School Uniforms Program through State Schools’ Relief. This program will help more than 300,000 students with uniform items including school shirts, tops, jackets and shoes.

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.​