School Fees

Diocesan Fees

Ensuring a quality Catholic education is affordable and accessible for children

There are three levels of annual fees, billed in instalments during Terms 1, 2 and 3:

  • Annual Diocesan Tuition Fees set by the Catholic Education Office
  • Diocesan Building Levy set by the Catholic Education Office
  • School-based fees.

Discounts on Fees

Catholic schools in the Diocese of Parramatta are committed to providing an affordable quality Catholic education for families. We understand the financial demands placed on families and seek to keep the fees as low as possible. No child who meets the enrolment criteria will be refused enrolment or disadvantaged because of a family's financial circumstances.

There are very significant discounts for the second (25% reduction) and third (50% reduction) children enrolled from the one family. There are no fees for the fourth and subsequent children.

If you have children in other Diocesan schools, please click on the Sibling Discount Applicable Schools attachment to see if a discount will be automatically applied.

If any of your children attend a school listed where a sibling advice notice is required, please complete and return the   Sibling Registration for Diocesan Tuition Fees form.

Please note that for automatic discounts to apply the residential address on each enrolment form must be the same. It is up to parents to advise schools of other siblings in order to receive the discount. Please note that discounts are not backdated.

Flexible Payment Options

There are a range of options available to assist families with the payment of fees.

No student will be refused enrolment because of a family’s genuine inability to pay fees.

Flexible payment options are offered to all families in Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Parramatta at the start of each year. This provides families with the opportunity to select a payment plan that best suits their financial circumstances. Payments can be made via direct debit or BPay on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis at no additional charge.

  Direct Debit Request Service Agreement

Refund Policy

If you are seeking a refund, please contact Catholic Education Office Diocese of Parramatta on 02 9840 5600 or email

Please note any approved refunds will be credited to the credit card used for the original transaction.

Diocesan Fees

To work out how much the fee is for each child, check the table below.

2018 Annual Fees 1st
Primary Tuition Fees
      Kindergarten $ 1,173 $ 879 $ 588
      Years 1 – 6 $ 1,515 $ 1,137 $ 759
Secondary Tuition Fees
      Years 7 – 8 $ 2,100 $ 1,575 $ 1,050
      Years 9 – 10 $ 2,331 $ 1,749 $ 1,167
      Years 11 – 12 $ 2,976 $ 2, 232 $ 1,488
Building Levy (one per family) $ 783
Temporary Residents (K – 12) $ 1,935 $ 1,935 $ 1,935

Note: No charge for 4th+ children

Please note that a term’s notice in writing must be given to the principal before the removal of a student or a full term’s fees will be payable.

Diocesan Building Levy

The Diocesan Building Levy enables us, through our capital works program, to meet the demand for new schools and new classes in high growth areas, and to continue to maintain all schools to a high standard. All families with one or more children in a Parramatta Diocesan school (or at St Dominic's College Kingswood) are required to pay the annual Diocese of Parramatta Diocesan Building Levy.


Diocesan Education Fee Temporary Residents (DEFTR)

The DEFTR is payable per each new student on the following visa numbers:
173, 401, 402, 411, 415, 416, 417, 418, 419, 420, 421, 422, 423, 426, 427, 428, 442, 456, 457, 459, 462, 476, 485, 497, 580, 600, 601, 651, 675, 676, 679, 685, 884, 944, 956, 976 and 977 including where any of these are the preceding visas for families on bridging visas 010 to 090.


School-Based Fees

Each school also charges fees that go toward resources that may include excursions, cost of buses, photocopying, utilities, maintenance of buildings and grounds, camps and reflection days.

Year Resource Fee
Activity Fee
Excursion Fee
P&F Levy Family Levy
School Fee Building Levy
7 $459 $459 $282 $45 $165 $2100 $783 $4293
8 $783 $381   $45 $165 $2100 $783 $4257
9 $723 $372 $282 $45 $165 $2331 $783 $4701
10 $723 $381   $45 $165 $2331 $783 $4428
11 $666 $171   $45 $165 $2976 $783 $4806
12 $471 $57 $270 $45 $165 $2976 $783 $4767

Notes on Fees

  • Sibling reduction applies for 2nd and consecutive children for School Fees.
  • The Building Levy, Family Levy and P & F Levy are family based fees and are billed to the eldest child in the family.
  • The Resource Fee and Activity Fee are per student. No sibling discount applies for these school based fees.
  • The Year 11 and 12 Activity Fee includes swimming and athletics carnivals and sundry examination costs.
  • The Year 7 Enrolment Fee of $300 has already been credited against the Resource Fee for 2018.

Resource Fee

This fee helps meet the costs of administration of the school and the provision of resources for use by students and includes:

  • Paper, printing, stationery and mailing costs
  • School newsletter and other school publications
  • Resources/equipment acquired by the school for use by teachers and students (eg. Library, video network, various equipment and curriculum resources)
  • School diary for each student
  • Computer resources and internet access provided for use by the students
  • Provision of careers’ advice and resources to students
  • Implementation of school-based Pastoral Care programs for students
  • Careers’ Market attendance costs for all Year 10 & Year 12 students
  • Australasian Schools’ Competition costs for various subjects & year groups
  • Aquatic Program costs for all Year 7 & Year 9 students’ PDHPE course
  • Retreat for Year 10 students & RYDA/Pastoral Day for Year 11 students
  • Various subject workbooks and protective goggles
  • Combination locks for Year 7 students’ lockers
  • English text books for Years 7-10
  • Elective fees for Year 9 to 12

The Resource Fee will be apportioned across Terms 1, 2 and 3.

Sport Fee

This fee covers the costs associated with transporting students to and from various venues as well as the actual costs associated with individual sporting activities such as golf, tennis, squash, ten pin bowling, ice skating, indoor climbing, replacement of sporting equipment etc. It also covers costs associated with school swimming and athletics carnivals as well as sundry examination costs.

Parents and Friends’ Association Fundraising Levy

The Fundraising Levy is the sole means of fundraising for the Parents & Friends’ Association. The cost of the levy is $45 and is apportioned across Terms 1, 2 and 3. It is charged per family.

Retreats, Camps, Excursions, Incursions

Please note that costs associated with students attending subject excursions, retreats, pastoral days, school camps and other school-approved excursions, incursions for whole Year Groups have been included in the Fee Statement. However activities for smaller subject groups are additional to the fees already outlined.

It is important that families either experiencing or expecting financial difficulty, please contact the school early in Term 1 or it will be taken that all fees will be paid by the due date.

Further Information

For further information regarding school fees please contact the Administration Office.


Byallawa Scheme

Byallawa School Fee Co-contribution Scheme


BYALLAWA means ‘yarn up’ or ‘speaking together’ and in this spirit of cooperation, the Byallawa Scheme supports the enrolment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in Parramatta Diocesan Catholic schools.

Learn how this can help you


Scholarship Fund

Bishop Manning Scholarship Fund

Enquire about a scholarship

The Bishop Manning Scholarship Fund provides full or part scholarships to assist families in financial need who desire a Catholic education for their children, but for whom the cost is out of reach. Normal school enrolment criteria apply. Contact your local Catholic school to learn more or visit the Bishop Manning Scholarship Fund.

Can you make a donation?

Give the gift of education by making a donation to the Bishop Manning Scholarship Fund. Your donation is a valuable investment in our children's future. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.