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Payment policies

These policies are designed to be fair to everyone, including hard-working volunteers who must handle payments and balance the books. No-one like to chase people for payments.


SCYO’s policy is to ensure that musicians are not turned away for financial reasons. If you require assistance to pay fees, please contact the treasurer when the invoice is sent. The executive committee may work out a payment plan or waive fees in cases of financial hardship, but any requests must be submitted in writing and are subject to committee approval.

How to pay

Payment works like this:

  • SCYO sends you an Offer of placement, and an Estimate of fees in December. 
  • You pay $50 deposit in January to hold your place (date is on the offer).
  • SCYO sends an Invoice for fees in January.
  • You pay the balance of fees, if any, by first rehearsal night to continue.
  • If fees are not paid by first rehearsal, the musician will not be able to participate, unless arrangements for payment are approved in writing by the committee. 
The preferred method is by direct debit, or fees can be paid at any Suncorp branch as per details below (please remember to include your reference number which is the first 4 letters of your surname and your postcode):

Account Name:        Sunshine Coast Youth Orchestra Inc.
BSB, Bank:             484-799, Suncorp Bank
Account Number:     452358840

ETFOS available at rehearsals only.


Camp is compulsory. It is essential to the musical development of the group. Because planning and payment to the venue is done in advance, we cannot compensate you for non-attendance unless you get permission from the music director in advance.


SCYO charges fees to cover costs throughout the year, not to make a profit.  We budget for the year based on original numbers. Generally we cannot offer refunds if you leave early.