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CSEF (Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund)

The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) is a financial assistance program provided by the Victorian Government to help eligible families cover the costs of their children’s school activities. This includes expenses related to camps, sports, and excursions, ensuring that all students have the opportunity to participate in these essential educational experiences. CSEF aims to alleviate the financial burden on families, promoting equal access to extracurricular activities that enhance students’ learning and development. The fund is available to families holding a valid means-tested concession card or temporary foster parents, supporting students from prep to year 12.

The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) provides payments for eligible students to attend activities like:

  • school camps or trips
  • swimming and school-organised sport programs
  • outdoor education programs
  • excursions and incursions
  • graduations.

Eligibility for the CSEF

Those that are eligible to apply for the CSEF are:

  • families holding a valid means-tested concession card
  • temporary foster parents
  • a student over 16 years who is considered a mature minor and holds a valid concession card (such as a Youth Allowance Health Care Card or Disability Support Pension Card). For guidance on assessing whether a student is a mature minor, refer to the department’s policy on Mature Minors and Decision Making.

A special consideration category also exists.

Schools can receive applications from families by 28 June 2024. Click here for more information and an application form.

Families can list more than one student in the one application form if they are attending the same school.


Payment amounts

Payments for 2024 are:

  • $150 per year for eligible primary school students

Reviewed 26 May 2020