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Help with school costs

There are many costs associated with your child's education, even if they attend a Queensland Government school. This page has information on some of those costs, and the support payments that may help.


When budgeting for your child's education, consider costs like:

Contact your school for more information about costs, and the help available.

Find school contact details in the schools directory or by phoning 13 QGOV (13 74 68).

Support payments

Textbook and Resource Allowance

The Textbook and Resource Allowance helps parents of high-school-age children. Check the eligibility requirements if your child attends a:

School transport assistance schemes

Transport assistance schemes are available for students whose access to school is affected by distance, disability or costs.

Student concessions are offered on public transport in Queensland.

School uniforms

Many Queensland schools have a uniform shop or arrangements with uniform suppliers. Many schools also have second-hand uniforms for sale.

Contact your school for more information about buying school uniforms or if you can’t afford to buy them.

Find school contact details in the schools directory or by phoning 13 QGOV (13 74 68).

Read more about school uniforms and dress codes.


ABSTUDY is an allowance that helps Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students with high school or further education costs.

Other financial assistance

Find other financial assistance for school students and families, including:

Further education

See what financial assistance is available if you're:

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03 May 2017
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