The fees at Loreto College are all-inclusive, with foreseeable costs to parents incorporated into the one annual tuition fee. This means that there are no additional costs or levies for Art, Materials and Food Technology, for use of sporting venues in Physical Education and the School Magazine. Camps and Retreats at all year levels, and most excursions are also built into the school program.

Students who participate in special voluntary activities (e.g. major trips & excursions, music tuition etc) will of course be expected to meet the appropriate charge on a participation basis.

Tuition fees are charged on annual basis with the first fee statement issued in January and subsequent statements issued at the mid point and end of each term. Payment can be made by BPay, EFTPOS, cheque or cash. Loreto College can also arrange for payments to be directly debited against your bank account on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis. Similarly payments can be directly credited to the College bank account.


Year LevelAnnual Fee


ICT Levy

The ICT levy, which funds the resources and infrastructure necessary for the delivery of quality education using digital technology is $500 per student.

Building Maintenance Levy

The building maintenance levy, which supports the ongoing infrastructure maintenance and development, is $490 per family.

Fee Discount

A discount of $250.00 is offered for full payment of fees by the end of February.

Music Fee

Sessional teachers charge on a basis of $35.00 per half-hour lesson.

Application and Enrolment Fees

The application fee is $100.00 per child (non-refundable) (effective as of 17 October 2019). This fee is to offset the administrative costs associated with the enrolment process. Following an offer of a place at the College, a non refundable acceptance fee of $300.00 must be paid to accept the offer. This fee includes life membership to the Loreto College Ballarat Past Pupils Association.

Parents who anticipate difficulty in meeting the annual fees should immediately contact the Business Manager to discuss and agree upon a scheme of payment according to need and capacity to share mutual cost.

Notice of Withdrawal

Parents are expected to give one terms written notice of their intention to withdraw a student from Loreto College, otherwise a full terms fees will be charged.

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Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF)

The Victorian Government introduced this fund for the following purpose:

“Every Victorian child should have access to the world of learning opportunities that exist beyond the classroom. The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund will ensure that no student will miss out on the opportunity to join their classmates for important, educational and fun activities.”

If you hold a valid means-tested Health Care card or are a temporary foster parent, you may be eligible for CSEF ($225 per secondary school student). The allowance will be paid to the College to use towards expenses relating to camps, excursions, or sporting activities for the benefit of your child and deducted from your school fee account.  Applications close at the end of Term 2.  Please complete the attached CSEF and return to the College.

Student Conveyance Allowance System (SCAS)

The conveyance allowance is a form of financial assistance for parents/guardians to transport children to and from school in rural and regional Victoria. Allowances are available for public transport, private car and private bus.

In some locations, students are unable to access free school buses. In these instances, students may receive a conveyance allowance to assist with travel costs.

Students may be eligible for a conveyance allowance when they:

  • attend their closest government or appropriate non-government school/campus located outside the metropolitan conveyance boundary.
  • reside 4.8km or more from that school/campus attended.

Further information on Conveyance Allowance is available through the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD).

Please complete the attached Conveyance form, attach bus receipt/s and return to the college.