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​​​​​​​​​​The P&C Association at Brisbane State High School operates three canteens, which provide a wide variety of healthy food at very reasonable prices.

Canteen Update - Term 2, 2020

From Monday 27 April, the canteens have resumed operation albeit with limited menu offerings at this stage. Students can place meal orders using the online My Student Account (MSA) service (see instructions below under 'Payment') or over the counter before 10:30am. Students can also purchase limited items over the counter during their timetabled lunch break.


The canteen menu from Monday 25 May, 2020 (Week 6, Term 2) is available for download below.

​Food Allergy Notice
Parents, teachers, carers, guardians and students are reminded that in our school canteens and during various events at this school, food served may contain various allergens such as milk, eggs, wheat (gluten), soy, traces of nuts/tree nuts, fish, mustard, etc. Such food may not be suitable for people with certain allergies. 

Our canteens prepare special dietary food for students on a daily basis. Please check at the canteen counter for any special foods available. You can also contact our Canteen Manager via email -​ to advise of any suggestions or for further details.

Canteen Procedures – COVID-19

As the global Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to evolve, our canteens are taking steps to minimise the risk of exposure to our school community. Please refer to the information sheet for more details.


  • Vulture Street Canteen: at the bottom of E Block
  • Merivale Street Canteen: at the bottom of I Block
  • Performing Arts Centre


Our canteens operate with cashless payment system. Payment can be made using either the Student ID Card with a linked account via My Student Account, or an EFTPOS or credit card.

Read the My Student Account procedure (PDF, 500 KB) for information on how to link your child’s Student ID Card to pre-load funds. This email explains the benefits of the cashless system (PDF, 776 KB).

Support our school

Please support our school by encouraging your son or daughter to buy​ their lunch at our canteens. The current business through the canteens allows the P&C Association to keep prices low and operate with a surplus each year. If each student purchased lunch one day a week at the canteen, we estimate that the canteen surplus would double.

Volunteer at the Canteens

Our canteens are in desperate need of volunteers. Volunteering at one of our canteens is one of the best ways parents can contribute to revenue raising for the school; please consider this option even if only a few hours a week or month. It is also a way to meet other parents, make friends and learn more about your child's education.

If you are able to help for an hour or more once a month, please email our Canteen Manager -​.