School 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.


Diocesan Fees

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

2018 ANNUAL FEES Note: no charge
for 4th+ children
Child 100%
Child 75%
Child 50%
Tuition Fee Primary Kindergarten $ 1,173 $ 879 $ 588
Years 1 – 6 $ 1,515 $ 1,137 $ 759
Tuition Fee Secondary 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 Levy per Family $ 783
Temporary Residents Years K-12 $ 1,935 $ 1,935 $ 1,935

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.

College Resource Fee

Years 7-12 - $771 per annum

  • Term 1 $257
  • Term 2 $257
  • Term 3 $257

This college resource fee covers compulsory excursions, cost of buses, photocopying, costs of utilities, maintenance of buildings and grounds, camps and reflection days. It does not cover TAFE courses, major projects, and those subjects with a high demand for consumables, optional excursions, integrated and representative sport.

College Technology Fee

Years 7-12 - $204 per family per annum (Payable Term 1)

For the purchase and service of laptops, laptop pods and pc’s. Maintenance of wireless networking across two campuses. Maintenance and replacement of data projectors with televisions in classrooms and learning areas. Improve and update wireless bridge, aerial and network infrastructure between the two campuses to improve communication links. Update network infrastructure equipment including servers, hubs and routers at both campuses. Employment of additional IT support staff.

College Integrated Sports Fee

Years 7-10 Only - $237 per student per annum (Payable Term 1)

The sports fee is an annual fee which covers entry fees for ice skating, rock climbing and ten pin bowling, cost of transportation to and from the venue, fees for referees and venues, sporting carnivals including all swimming fees, tennis, pilates, indoor soccer, aerobics, yoga, gym, fitness assessments and coaching for sports such as AFL, Athletics, Rugby League, Soccer, Basketball and Netball.

College Subject Fees for 2017

(Payable Term 1)

Subject Cost
Hotmaths Years 7 - 10 $15
Food Technology Years 9 - 10 $135
Textiles Year 9 $50
Wood Technology Years 9 - 10  $150
Agriculture Years 9 - 10 $100
Agriculture Years 11 - 12 $120
Graphics Technology Years 9 - 10  $80
Industrial Multimedia Year 11 $80
Industrial Technology Years 11 - 12 $120
Photography Years 9 - 11 $60
Information Processes Technology Years 11 - 12    $40
Construction Year 11 $120
Visual Design Year 11 $80
Hospitality Years 11 - 12 $180
Drama Year 11 $20
Entertainment Year 11 $50
Software Design & Development Year 11 $40
Computer Applications Year 11 $20


Download the 2017 School Fees Schedule.