The Secondary Assistance Scheme is available to parents/guardians with children enrolled in secondary schooling who hold an eligible concession card.  The Secondary Assistance Scheme comprises of an Education Program Allowance which is paid to the school and a Clothing Allowance that is paid to the parent.

Students in Years 7 to 12 may be eligible for up to $350 comprising of: 

  • $115 Clothing Allowance

  • $235 Educational Program Allowance


To be eligible parents or guardians must hold one of the following cards:

  • Department of Human Services (Centrelink) Health Care Card

  • Department of Human Services (Centrelink) Pensioner Concession Card

  • Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card


Application forms for the Secondary Assistance Scheme for 2022 are now available. Applications close Friday 8 April 2022. No late applications will be accepted.

Completed Secondary Assistance Scheme application forms must be sent via post to:

Student Allowances

Financial Planning and Resources

Department of Education

151 Royal Street