Fees and Financial Support 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.

Camps, Sports and Excursion Fund
CSEF is provided by the Victorian Government to assist eligible families to cover the costs of school trips, camps and sporting activities. If you hold a valid means-tested tested Health Care Card, Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card, or Veteran Affairs Pensioner Gold Card or are a temporary foster parent, you may be eligible for CSEF.
How to Apply: Contact the school office to obtain a CSEF application form or download from: https://www.education.vic.gov.au/Documents/about/programs/health/CSEF_application_form.pdf.

Support for the 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.
How to Apply: Contact the school office to obtain a Family Fee Assistance Scheme application or click on the link: DOBCEL_Family_Fee_Assistance_Scheme.pdf

Further Support
If you have any concerns regarding payment of school fees, you are encouraged to discuss these at any time with the Principal. To arrange an appointment please contact the office on 03 55681371.
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.