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The aim of the Education Program is to provide financial support to help Gumala families with schooling their children. The child must be recognised as a Beneficiary of the Trust to access funding. Any assistance provided is paid directly to goods or service providers, or the schools themselves.

The 23-24 Education Program will run from 1 November 2023 to 31 October 2024. Funds for the 2023-24 financial year are available from 1 November 2023 to 31 October 2024.

The program provides the amounts below and will not exceed these amounts:

Kindergarten Assistance – $500 | Primary School Assistance – $2000 | High School Assistance – $2500


Please complete the Student Registration form first, then complete the Student Application form and provide all relevant documentation.

Enrolment records need to be provided for the child at least once during each school year. Member Services cannot process applications under this program until enrolment records are provided if they have not yet been provided for that school year.

Applications under the Education Programs must be in the name of the child. These funds may be accessed by parents to pay for education-related expenses (see list below). Parents may pool children’s funds together if required for items where all children will benefit, e.g. a home computer.

A tax invoice or quote must be sourced from the goods or service provider and sent to GAC with the Education Program application form and proof of enrolment for the child, if not yet provided. Please use separate application forms for each individual child. Where payments are being made directly to the child’s school, enrolment records are not required.

The program provides the amounts below and will not exceed these amounts:
• $500 per child for kindergarten students
• $2,000 per child for primary school students
• $2,500 per child for high school students


All school aged Gumala Students are eligible for this program if:

  1. They are going to school (enrolment records may be required)
  2. Their parent is a registered Member of Gumala Aboriginal Corporation (pending Member’s children cannot access funds)
  3. Or they are a child in the care of a registered Member of Gumala Aboriginal Corporation. Please note that proof that the child is in the care of a Gumala Member may be requested to confirm their eligibility.

Items available under the program

  1. Books and stationery
  2. School fees and contributions
  3. School Uniforms
  4. Canteen lunches
  5. Camp and Country Week Fees
  6. School photos
  7. Tutoring
  8. School Excursions
  9. 1 x Computer/Ipad per Educational Year (including Repairs)
  10. Driving Lessons (Learner’s permit may be requested)
  11. One Pair of Prescription Glasses
  12. Travel and accommodation (boarding school and school bus services only)

Capped items available under the program ($600 limit in total for capped items)

  1. Bicycles and scooters
  2. Sports clothing
  3. Sporting fees
  4. Musical instruments

Items NOT available under the program

  1. Food
  2. Fuel
  3. Mobile phones and smart watches