Carrum Downs Secondary College

Where Every Student Grows

Finance and Assistance

Schools provide students with free instruction to deliver the standard Victorian curriculum and we want to assure you that all contributions are voluntary. All Extra-curricular items and activities are provided on a user-pays basis. Ongoing and continued support from our families regarding financial contributions to our college has ensured that our school can go above and beyond offering a standard curriculum program and allow our students to have a wide choice of subjects to pursue their chosen pathways. Our suggested voluntary contributions amounts remain at a low rate, and you are welcome to increase or reduce the amount you choose to pay. Any extra funding that we receive through your contributions enables us to provide the best possible opportunities for our students.  The voluntary contributions suggested for high-cost materials in some subjects (food, timber, art resources) your student is undertaking will show in Compass finance. Contributions you choose to make will be greatly appreciated and will enable us to continue to offer these subjects in the future. We continue to invest in our college facilities, in our staff and our students. We truly believe our students deserve the best possible opportunity to thrive and pursue their wide range of passions in state-of-the-art facilities as they move through our college and onto the next chapter of their lives.


Please read the DET Parent Payments Policy for further information. 

Year 7 2024 Parent payment contributions request

Year 8, 2024 Parent payment contributions request

Year 9, 2024 Parent payment contributions request

Year 10, 2024 Parent payment contributions request

Year 11 & 12 2024 Parent payment contributions request

Carrum Downs Secondary College understands that some families may experience financial difficulty. The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) payment of $250  is available to all families with a Health care card or Pension card. Please find the application form under the Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) tab below. 

For a confidential discussion about support for textbooks, uniform or laptop computers, or if you would like to discuss alternative payment arrangements, please contact the college to make an appointment with Julie Westwood, Business Manager on 9788 9100 or

The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) is an annual payment to the College to be used towards camps, sports and/or excursion expenses for the benefit of the eligible student. Secondary school student rate: $250 per year. Parents/Guardians must be a holder of Veterans Affairs Hold Card, or be an eligible Centrelink Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card holder. Temporary foster parents are also eligible. 

Visit the wesbite: Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund 

Download the application form: 


State Schools Relief are now selling reduced price school shoes from their Dandenong South store.  Parents and carers are welcome at the store and students can try on the shoes to check fitting prior to purchase. Extra wide fittings are available!  


1/8 Johnston Court Dandenong South 3175 – 03 8769 8400

Visit the website: State Schools’ Relief 

Download the information brochure: