Secondary Assistance Scheme

Parents may be eligible for up to $350 towards school expenses.

The Secondary Assistance Scheme (SAS) is to assist low-income families with secondary schooling costs for students in Years 7 to 12 who hold:

  • A Centrelink Health Care Card
  • (or) A Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card
  • (or) A Veteran’s Affairs Pensioner Concession Card

It is made up of 2 allowances:

  • the Education Program Allowance (EPA) paid directly to the school. – $235
  • the Clothing Allowance (CLA) paid to the applicant or the school. – $115

The concession card must:

  • be valid for at least 4 weeks
  • be valid for some time within Term 2
  • have the student listed on it
  • not be expired at the time of applying for SAS.

Parents/guardian must apply for the Secondary Assistance Scheme (SAS) each school year as applications do not carry forward to future years.

2024 Applications open 1st February and close 28th March


2024 Application Form