What is State Schools’ Relief?

State Schools’ Relief (SSR) is a not-for-profit organisation working closely with all government schools across Victoria, assisting and improving the lives of tens of thousands of disadvantaged students each year, and their families, experiencing financial disadvantage with school clothing, shoes and other essential items.

Their practical service ensures that every student, regardless of their background, can attend school in warmth and comfort, with a greater sense of belonging and improved self-esteem, which in turn enhances their educational engagement. In Victorian state schools, 1 in 10 students are supported by State Schools Relief.

Melton Secondary College – SSR application process

To enquire whether your family is eligible for State Schools Relief support, please contact the MSC Wellbeing Team (Years 7-9: Tara Coates, Years 10-12: Clair Whittingham) on 9743 3322. Please note that some personal information may be required to support your application.

State Schools Relief will subsidise the cost of uniform items and there will be a balance to pay for most items.

Eligible students can apply for the following items per calendar year:

Summer (Terms 1 & 4)

  • 1 x dress
  • 1 x school shorts

Winter (Terms 2 & 3)

  • 1 x winter skirt
  • 1 x long pants

All year (Terms 1 – 4)

  • 2 x white shirts (short or long sleeve).
  • 1 x pair school shoes (lace-up or T-bar).
  • 1 x jumper
  • 1 x PE polo shirt
  • 1 x PE shorts

*All other uniform items are unable to be applied for through State Schools Relief.

Once an application has been approved by State Schools Relief, the Wellbeing Team will make contact with the primary contact on file for each student regarding the collection of items.

White shirts and school shoes will be delivered to MSC directly, while all other uniform items applied for (and approved) can be collected from the MSC Uniform Shop within operating hours, with a supplied uniform voucher.

MSC Uniform Shop hours – due to COVID 19 restrictions by appointment only.

Call 0498 725 272 to make an appointment

For all State Schools’ Relief enquiries, please speak with a member of the MSC Wellbeing Team on 9743 3322.