School operations

Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF)

Submitting an application

The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) system is open for schools to enter applications from 31 January 2022. Parents/carers wishing to apply for CSEF payments for 2022 must submit their application form to the relevant school before 24 June 2022.

However, a parent/carer will only be required to submit an application form to the school in the following circumstances:

  • the parent/carer is applying for the CSEF payment for the first time – i.e. an application form was not lodged with the school in the previous year, or
  • circumstances have changed – for example, there has been a change in the care arrangement of the student, a change of name or CRN, or a new sibling has started at the school and the parent/carer wishes to apply for the CSEF payment for the new sibling also.

Where a parent/carer is not required to submit a new application, schools can rollover/copy the previous year’s application on the CSEF system to the current school year.

Schools must retain application forms for a minimum of 7 years.

CSEF applications may be audited by the Department.

Application forms

Schools are able to accept and process applications up until 24 June.

Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund application form (DOCX)

If there's shared custody

The CSEF system only allows one application per student. Parents/carers in shared custody situations (who both hold a concession card) must decide beforehand who applies for the CSEF at the school on behalf of the relevant student.

The CSEF is for the benefit of the parent/carer who is in receipt of the CSEF.

Schools are not required to arbitrate this decision.

Schools can contact the Department's CSEF helpdesk for advice on 1800 060 970 or at

Guidance chapter on how families and school submit applications for the CSEF

Reviewed 15 December 2021

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