School Fees

All fees are compulsory. Annual School Fee accounts are sent out at the start of each year (or the start of enrolment) via email (printed copy on request), and arrangements can be made to pay in a lump sum, weekly, fortnightly or monthly if desired. The following options are available for fee payment: cash, cheque, BPAY, EFTPOS and Centrepay (fortnightly deductions from Centrelink payments).

School Fees for 2023

One child$1,648.00 per year
Two children$2,868.00 per year
Three children$3,727.00 per year
Four children$4,022.00 per year

Tuition Fee

The tuition fee is billed yearly with a discount given to the second, third and fourth child of the family attending the school. The fees are as follows:

One child$940.00 per year
Two children$1,692.00 per year
Three children$2,256.00 per year
Four children$2,256.00 per year

Resource Fee

This money is incorporated into fees for the year. This money is used to cover the issue of stationery, exercise books, photocopying, art supplies, cardboard etc.

Years K – 6 $130.00 per year per child

Travel and Cultural Fee

This fee is to cover all cultural visits and specific trips within the Forbes area by bus. It does not cover class excursions but does cover whole school activities.

Years K – 6  $64.00 per year per child

Copyright Levy:  Years K – 6   $22.00 per year per child

Technology Levy: Years K – 6 $42.00 per year per child

Maintenance/Building Levy

This money is used to pay for the maintenance and repairs of school buildings.

Building Levy:  $240.00 per family per year.


The annual workbook fee for 2023 is $37.00 per child.

Chromebook Fee

All students are issued with a Chromebook which is included in the annual school fees and is paid off over a period of three years. The Chromebook fee is charged to families for the first two students in the family. The Catholic Education Office covers the Chromebook fee for a family’s third, fourth and fifth child.

Years K – 6: $173.00 per year per student

Financial Assistance

It is the policy of the Catholic Education Office Wilcannia-Forbes that no Catholic student will be denied an education because a family is unable to pay school fees. Parents with cases of genuine hardship should contact the school principal, and these will be considered on a case-by-case basis.