School operations

Student Dress Code

Uniform supply arrangements


When deciding on a uniform supplier, school councils should consider:

  • costs
  • quality of items
  • quality control of the supplier
  • reliability, continuity and lead time of supply
  • ability of manufacturers/suppliers to meet required delivery deadlines
  • selecting Australian made items or using local businesses
  • selecting manufacturers/suppliers that can provide evidence that they meet ethical manufacturing standards (refer to: FairWearExternal Link )
  • sustainable production of items
  • how and where parents or carers can purchase items
  • cleaning requirements and costs
  • returns policy for faulty stock
  • re-use or recycling of items.

Standard agreements

Schools must formalise arrangements with their chosen supplier by using one of the department's approved agreement templates. It is important to have a written agreement as this enables the school council to enforce the terms of its agreement and ensures that both parties are clear about their rights and obligations.

The department has 3 agreement templates relating to school uniforms. These are:

Guidance chapter on choosing a uniform supplier and the requirement to use the department's approved agreement templates when entering into arrangements with a uniform supplier

Reviewed 18 October 2023

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