School fees

Investing in your child’s education is one of the most important decisions for families to make. At St Joseph’s, we would like to help all parents who wish to provide an affordable Catholic education for their child.

Did you know you can send your child to St Joseph’s for less than $9.00 per day?

The fees at our school are a balance between providing quality facilities and resources for our students, while still keeping them at a reasonable level for our families.

We offer families fortnightly and monthly payment plans from February through to October or an annual upfront payment with a 5% discount.

Sibling Discounts

Sibling discounts for your other children apply when they concurrently attend St Joseph’s School, Tranmere.

School Card

Parents with low incomes are invited to apply for assistance from the Government via the School Card. Successful applications receive a unfirom voucher plus a further 40% discount on tuition fees from the school. Please contact the Business Manager for further details and the required forms. These forms are available at the beginning of each school year.

If the School fees are going to be a barrier towards enrolling your child at our school, then please speak with our Business Manager, Janet Price, to discuss other options which we have available - all discussions and arrangements are in the strictest confidence.

Fee Schedule

When comparing fees between schools, it is important to look at the total fees for the year as some schools have hidden costs.

Our school fees are inclusive of tuition fees, student resource fees, IT levy, excursions, performances and other curriculum based learning experiences. They are set by the School Board on an annual basis in line with guidelines from the Catholic Education Office.

No additional payments are required unless students participate in specific events or extracurricular activities, for example, our Year 5 and Year 6 activity camps and our Year 6 trip to Canberra or individual instrumental tuition.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in the School Fees?

  • Tuition fees cover staffing and the day the day running costs of the school. This includes electricity, water, insurances, work-cover, telephone, maintenance and grounds, CEO levies and charges.
  • The ICT levy contributes to the costs for our entire ICT network, computers and smart tv’s.
  • The Resource Fee supports curriculum development, classroom materials, arts and craft, library, sport, excursions (excluding school camps) and student insurance.
  • The Parents & Friends Levy helps our dedicated P&F members provide community events and celebrations for our families without having fundraising for the school being the main objective.


What is Fee Remission?

In line with our Tuition Fee Policy, families who feel they may need assistance in paying their School Fees or seek a variation to the fee paying requirements are asked to contact our Business Manager - all discussions and arrangements are in the strictest confidence.


What is School Card?

School Card supports families who are low income earners. Those families who qualify for School Card need to apply each year to the Department of Education & Child Development (DECD).  Forms are available from the school office or can be downloaded from the DECD website

Every family who qualifies for School Card will receive a 40% reduction to their Tuition Fees.


How can we pay our School Fees?

You have a choice of how to pay school fees through any of the following methods:

· Bpay · Credit Card · Direct debit from your bank account · EFTPOS · QKR app · Cash or Cheque · Centrepay ·

Click here for video instructions on how to install and use the QKR! app


At the start of each school year, each family receives a personalised payment plan which provides suggested amounts for annual, twice yearly, monthly or fortnightly payments.  We have found our families appreciate this hassle free way to organise their payments.  Our Business Manager is always happy to discuss alternative payment arrangements which may better suit your family finances.

Click here to view our school fee policy