Dear Parents,

CAMPS, SPORTS & EXCURSIONS FUND CSEF application 2019 is now open.  CSEF will be provided by the Victorian Government to assist eligible families to cover costs of school trips, camps and sporting activities.  If you hold a valid means-tested concession card or are a temporary foster parent, you may be eligible for CSEF.  The allowance is paid to the school to use towards expenses relating to camps, excursions or sporting activities for the benefit of your child/children.  The annual CSEF amount per student is $125.00 for primary school students and $225.00 for secondary school students.

The requirement for parents/legal guardians to complete and submit a new application form each year has been removed. This change has been made to simplify the application process for parents/legal guardians and reduce the administrative workload for schools.
Parents/legal guardians are only required to submit a CSEF application form to the school in the following circumstances:
– Parents/legal guardians applying for CSEF for the first time at Cranbourne South Primary School.
– Changed family circumstances e.g change of custody, change of name or CRN, or a new sibling(s) commencing at the school.

If you are unsure of whether or not you are eligible please contact the Office.  Applications need to be submitted to the office no later than Friday, 22 February 2019.

Please ensure that the Office has a copy of your current Veterans Affairs Gold Card, Centrelink Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card.

CSEF Application Form 2019 (for those applying for CSEF for the first time at Cranbourne South Primary School)


Criteria 1 – Eligibility
To be eligible* for the fund, a parent or legal guardian of a student attending a registered Government or non-government Victorian primary or secondary school must:

  • on the first day of Term one, or;
  • on the first day of Term two;
  1. Be an eligible beneficiary within the meaning of the State Concessions Act 2004, that is, be a holder of Veterans Affairs Gold Card or be an eligible Centrelink Health Care Card (HCC) or Pensioner Concession Card (PCC) holder, OR
  2. Be a temporary foster parent, and;
  3. Submit an application to the school by the due date.

* A special consideration eligibility category also exists. For more information, see:

Parents who receive a Carer Allowance on behalf of a child, or any other benefit or allowance not income tested by Centrelink, are not eligible for the CSEF unless they also comply with one of (a) or (b) above.

Criteria 2 – Be of school age and attend school in Victoria
School is compulsory for all Victorian children aged between six and 17 years of age inclusive.

For the purposes of CSEF, students may be eligible for assistance if they attend a Victorian registered primary or secondary school. Typically, these students are aged between five and 18 years inclusive. CSEF is not payable to students attending pre-school, kindergarten, home schooled, or TAFE.

Eligibility Date
For concession card holders CSEF eligibility will be subject to the parent/legal guardian’s concession card being successfully validated with Centrelink on the first day of either term one (29 January 2019) or term two (23 April 2019).

The CSEF program for 2019 closes on 28 June 2019.