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The Finance Office is located at Coolock, Barkly Street, Bendigo.



Annual Tuition Fee & ICT Levy

Per week equivalent

Per fortnight equivalent Per month equivalent

Families with one student



$192.00 $415.00

Families with two or more students*



$383.00 $829.00

Each year the College fees are reviewed by the Finance Committee and approved by the Advisory Board to ensure any fee increases are kept to a minimum. Above are the fees set for 2017. Fees cover all compulsory costs for the year including payments for Years 7, 8 and 10 camps, excursions for all year levels and Years 10, 11 and 12 reflection days and retreats.

Additional fees may apply to some students who enrol in VET and VCAL subjects. Refer to Page 78 for VET and Page 86 for VCAL of the Curriculum Handbook for these charges.

Families of Year 9 students are required to contribute to the cost of Outward Bound which in 2017 will be $750.00.

Please note: Whilst the cost of fees includes camps and excursions, refunds do not apply for non-attendance at any of the above activities.

The cost of optional tours/trips is not included e.g. Samoa Immersion, language tours, snow skiing trip, etc. Non-refundable deposits apply to some of these activities.


To ensure our students remain as leaders in technology the college provides a laptop to all students. The yearly charge for 2017 to provide laptops and technology infrastructure is $300.00 per student. (Included in the above fee amounts.)

This cost covers the laptop, carry bag, a comprehensive collection of educational software, extended warranty, comprehensive insurance cover, full service and maintenance conducted by College technicians. Please note: Pro rata refunds do not apply where students leave the College during the year.


Fee accounts will be sent to families in February 2017.


All fee accounts are to be paid by direct debit. Families who wish to pay full fees for 2017 are asked to do so prior to the commencement of the school year.

Direct debit options are as follows:

52 Weekly payments commencing 06/01/2017
26 Fortnightly payments commencing 06/01/2017
26 Fortnightly payments commencing 13/01/2017
12 Monthly payments commencing 15/01/2017

If any of these dates fall on a Public Holiday, the direct debit will be processed on the next business day.

A letter and fee calculation will be forwarded to all families prior to the end of November 2016. This will detail the amounts that will be processed from the nominated date.

The calculation will only include School Tuition Fees, ICT Levy and Outward Bound charges.

Other subject fees, i.e. VET, VCAL and Outdoor Education will be added to the fee calculation once enrolment in these subjects has been confirmed. (Please note Outdoor Education is charged per semester.)

To ensure that the fee account for 2017 is finalised prior to the end of the 2017 school year, please contact the Finance Office for a new calculation. For more information, you can access our Enrolment Policy, School Fee Policy and School Fee Collection Policy on the college website www.ccb.vic.edu.au

If you have any further queries, please call the Finance Office on 5445 9191.

Download the Direct Debit Request pdf, 80KB


If you are expecting to experience difficulties paying fees in 2016 please contact Mr Rob Davis. Assistance is available where genuine need exists. Confidentiality is assured.

Certain concessions apply for Families who hold a Health Care Card or have other children in a Catholic Primary School.


Application forms are available from the Finance Office to have pre-arranged payments taken directly from Centrelink benefits.


Catholic Primary Discount

A Catholic Primary School Discount of $150.00 applies to families having two or more students at Catholic College Bendigo and have at least one child attending a Catholic primary school and paying the agreed fees.

Download the Catholic Primary School Discount Application form here.

Youth allowance

Students or job seekers aged between 16 and 24 can apply for Youth Allowance subject to a Parental Means Test and Activity Test. For full details of eligibility, payment details and application forms please phone 132490 or visit the website at www.youthallowance.centrelink.gov.au (link opens in a new tab/window).

Conveyance Allowance

Please note in 2017 to claim the conveyance allowance you will need to ensure that when you purchase your bus ticket/s you ask for and receive a receipt for the payment. You must provide this as proof of the purchase of the ticket with your application form to claim the reimbursement. Without that, the application claim cannot be processed.

Please note that the last date for the office to process the application forms for 2016 conveyance was 28 November 2016. Whilst we do not at this stage have a closing date for 2017 the College strongly urges you to lodge the claim with the Finance Office at Coolock as soon as you purchase the ticket to avoid losing the receipt or forgetting to lodge the form. If you use a card to purchase the ticket/s you can provide a credit card statement containing the transaction as evidence of the purchase at a later date. Late applications cannot be processed. The web based system we use to lodge the applications is locked after a certain date.

A student may be granted a conveyance allowance provided that he/she: 

  • Must be school age (between 5-18 years old)
  • Must attend an eligible school within the conveyance area
  • Must live 4.8km or more from the school by the shortest practical route
  • Must attend the closest same type school as designated by Victoria Registrations and Qualification Authority (VRQA)

A private car or private bus conveyance allowance is not available if the journey could have been made using a Department-funded school bus or public transport service.

Reimbursement is calculated on the basis of the one-way distance travelled.

Distance is measured by the shortest practicable route between the student’s place of residence and their school.

The residential address should be based on the Rural Road Numbering System. Mailbox and PO Box addresses cannot be used. You can use Bing Maps as a reference:
Bing Map - from Coolock
Bing Map - from La Valla

Disclaimer: Please note the final determination of your qualification for conveyance is determined when your application is entered on the Conveyance application website.

Download the Conveyance Allowance Application - Private Car

A copy of the conveyance allowance guidelines are available from www.education.vic.gov.au/school/principals/finance/pages/conveyance.aspx

Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF)

CSEF applications for 2016 are closed and open again from Term 1, 2017.

The 2017 application form can be found here: CSEF Application Form 2017.


Conveyance Allowance application - Public transport travel

Direct Debit Request pdf, 1.2MB

Application for Private Car Allowance