School funding

The Australian Government provides funding for schools, both government and non-government.

The Australian Education Act 2013 (the Act) is the principal legislation for the provision of Australian Government funding to government and non-government schools. The Australian Education Regulation 2013 provides more detail to support the operation of the Act. It outlines the financial accountability and other conditions that are required in order to receive funding under the Act.

Under constitutional arrangements, state and territory governments are responsible for ensuring the delivery and regulation of schooling to all children of school age in their jurisdictions.

The Australian Government provides the majority of public funding for non-government schools, which is supplemented by states and territories.

The states and territories provide the majority of public funding for government schools, with the Australian Government providing supplementary assistance.

For more information on the Government's vision for schooling in Australia, visit the Quality Schools page.


The SchoolsHUB site is for schools, school systems and approved authorities to manage applications for programs.


The following is a list of all the news items that are associated with School funding.

Local Schools Community Fund open to applications

News | 26 July 2019

Eligible government, independent and Catholic schools around Australia may receive funding support for small scale projects through the Local Schools Community Fund which opened for applications this week. ...