2020 Parent Payments

The parent payment set by School Council each year provides the vital funds necessary for Lilydale High School to continue to provide excellent facilities, and sufficient teaching and curriculum resources to ensure a high quality education for all students.  A significant proportion of the school’s cash budget is made up of parent contributions.

While every effort is made to keep these fees as low as possible, the school needs your assistance to continue to provide the excellent educational programs and the successful outcomes for students that have become the hallmark of Lilydale High School.

There are 3 categories of parent payments:

ESSENTIAL EDUCATION ITEMS – which parents and guardians are required to pay

  • Some classroom materials
  • Management and maintenance of; Compass Portal, school website, inewsletter and technology in every classroom
  • Maintaining and extending our Library resources
  • Providing and maintaining the Careers Department including MIPs (Managed Individual Pathways)
  • Providing Physical Education and sporting equipment
  • Awards, certificates and report folders
  • Providing students with welfare  and support services
  • Subsidising buses and venues for interschool sporting events
  • Provision of ID Cards for students
  • School planner and diagnostic services for student devices and student assessment

Electives – Some elective subjects incur a cost particularly in Years 9-12. Those costs are listed in the Year Level Handbooks and will be invoiced separately.

OPTIONAL EDUCATION ITEMS  – Items offered on a user pay basis

Instrumental music lessons, hire or lease of instruments, camps, excursions/incursions, school based performances, productions and events, and external subject competitions.


School Building Development Fund Contribution

The School Council will incur many additional costs during the rebuilding of the school. Department of Education and Training funding provides facilities according to a centrally specified schedule. Any additions, modifications or improvements must be funded by the school.

The proposed building program that includes a new Zoology Centre and Administration Building will commence in 2020.  Please consider a donation to the building development fund.  Any contribution that you may be able to make to the building development fund will be very gratefully received and would represent support for both current and future generations of Lilydale High School students.

Provision of Sick Bay and First Aid Facilities 

Parents are also invited to make a donation to assist in the operation of the school’s sick bay and first aid program.

A sickbay, staffed by a fully qualified first aid attendant, is provided by the school during school hours so that immediate attention to illness or injury is available to students at all times.  This service is provided by the School Council and is not funded by the Department of Education and Training.

A suggested donation of $20 per family would enable the school to continue to provide this service.

The School Council has set the parent payment for 2020 as follows:

A discount of $30.00 per student will apply to all parent payments paid in full on or before 28 February 2020.

The school will accept instalments up until 28 February 2020 for parents to still be eligible for the discount.  The discount will not apply if only locker/service fees are paid.

Parent Payment Locker/Service Fee Total Payment By 28 Feb 2020
Year 7 $390 $65 $455 $425
Year 8 $390 $55 $445 $415
Year 9 $390 $55 $445 $415
Year 10 $390 $55 $445 $415
Year 11 $410 $60 $470 $440
Year 12 $410 $60 $470 $440

If you are experiencing financial hardship please contact Student Services at the school on 9735 5644 for assistance.

Instalment Plan –  If you have any queries please contact the school’s Business Manager on 9735 8328.

CAMPS, SPORTS AND EXCURSIONS FUND (CSEF) – for eligible families

The Victorian Government administers the Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund to cover the cost of school trips, camps and sporting activities.  To be eligible for the fund a parent or legal guardian of a student attending a registered Government or non Government Victorian school must:

On the first day of Term 1 or on the first day of Term 3 be:

An eligible beneficiary within the meaning of the State Concessions Act 2004, that is, be a holder of a Veterans Affairs Gold Card OR be an eligible Centrelink Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card holder OR be a temporary foster parent. An application must be submitted to the school BY THE DUE DATE.

Parents/guardians 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 comply with the conditions above.


The school now has the facility to accept Centrepay applications.  Please contact the school office if you would like an application form.