Help with School Uniforms

Help with school uniforms provided through State Schools' Relief

Help is available if:​

  • you are facing hardship or severe financial difficulties. If you're in this situation, see: Help for families facing hardship and speak to your school.
  • you have a child starting prep or year 7 who is able to receive the Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF).

Uniform help through State Schools' Relief

Students starting prep or year 7 in 2018 who meet the criteria for CSEF are automatically able to get help with uniforms.

To check if you meet the criteria, see: Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund

What you get

State Schools’ Relief will provide basic uniform items or a voucher for each student who meets the criteria.

For prep students

For students commencing prep in 2018, State Schools' Relief will provide a winter warmer uniform package:

  • 1 x rugby top or windcheater or polo long sleeve
  • 1 x tracksuit pants
  • 1 x pair of shoes (lace up or t-bar or runner/sneaker).

For year 7 students

For students commencing year 7 in 2018, State Schools' Relief will provide:

  • 1 Jumper
  • 1 Pair of shoes (Lace ups or T-bars or sneakers) supplied directly from State Schools' Relief
  • Summer dress or,
  •  trousers and shirt or
  • shorts and shirt

The shirt can be either short-sleeved, long-sleeved or short-sleeved polo.

How to apply

If your child received CSEF help in 2017, you do not need to apply for the same child again.

  1. Apply for CSEF before the closing date if you haven't done so before. This includes all children starting prep. For applications, see: Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund
  2. Contact the school your child is attending in 2018 to request a uniform pack.
    Applications for year 7 uniform packs close at the end of term 1, 2018.
    Applications for prep uniform packs will be submitted by schools in terms 2 and 3.
  3. Uniform items and vouchers may be given directly to you, or to your school. The school will contact you to pass on the items.

Vouchers

If State Schools' Relief can't supply uniform items directly, you will receive a voucher to go towards the cost of uniform items.

The voucher can be redeemed at your child's school uniform shop or an independent uniform retailer, which will be listed on the voucher.

If you receive a voucher you may need to contribute the difference in value between the voucher and the cost of the items.

The voucher will list every approved item for the student and the maximum purchase value that State Schools’ Relief will contribute for each item. If uniform items cost less than the amount on the voucher, any unused amount cannot be transferred to another item, used to purchase an extra item, or provided as cash.

All vouchers include an expiry date. Expired vouchers cannot be redeemed.

If you don't meet the criteria for CSEF

You may still be able to get help if are facing hardship or financial difficulties. For more information, see: Help for families facing hardship and speak to your school.

Information sheets

Fact sheet for parents of prep students (docx - 59.43kb)

Fact sheet for parents of prep students (pdf - 805.95kb)

Fact sheet for parents of year 7 students (docx - 58.71kb)

Fact sheet for parents of year 7 students (pdf - 808 (pdf - 808.56kb)

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