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.

SchoolsHUB

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

Resources

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

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  1. 1. Schools Assistance Act 2008 report on financial assistance granted to each State in respect of 2009

    Created: 3 February 2016

    This report provides a summary of the financial assistance that was paid under the Schools Assistance Act 2008 to States in respect of 2009. This is the full version of the report

  2. 1. Schools Assistance Act 2008 report on financial assistance granted to each State in respect of 2010

    Created: 3 February 2016

    This report provides a summary of the financial assistance that was paid under the Schools Assistance Act 2008 to States in respect of 2010. This is the full version of the report

  3. 1. Schools Assistance Act 2008 report on financial assistance granted to each State in respect of 2011

    Created: 2 February 2016

    This report provides a summary of the financial assistance that was paid under the Schools Assistance Act 2008 to States in respect of 2011. This is the full version of the report

  4. 1. Schools Assistance Act 2008 report on financial assistance granted to each State in respect of 2012

    Created: 27 March 2015

    This report provides a summary of the financial assistance that was paid under the Schools Assistance Act 2008 to States in respect of 2012. This is the full version of the report

  5. 1. Schools Assistance Act 2008 report on financial assistance granted to each State in respect of 2013

    Created: 20 August 2015

    This report provides a summary of the financial assistance that was paid under the Schools Assistance Act 2008 to States in respect of 2013. This is the full version of the...

  6. 2013 update- Schools Assistance Act 2008 Administrative Guidelines

    Created: 9 April 2013

  7. 2018 Student Residential Address Collection: Additional required information Privacy Impact Assessment

    Created: 21 September 2018

    The Privacy Impact Assessment was commissioned by the Department to support the ‘2018 Student Residential Address Collection: Additional required information’ project.

  8. Adjustment assistance funding for ACT non-government schools

    Created: 4 January 2018

    Table 1 showing the distribution of adjustment assistance funding to ACT non-government schools by sector, and Table 2 showing the distribution of adjustment assistance funding...

  9. Administrative Arrangements for Block Grant Authorities (BGAs)- 2004

    Created: 29 January 2009  |  Last modified: 29 January 2009

  10. Administrative Arrangements for Block Grant Authorities (BGAs)- 2005

    Created: 29 January 2009  |  Last modified: 29 January 2009

  11. Administrative Arrangements for Block Grant Authorities (BGAs)- 2006

    Created: 29 January 2009  |  Last modified: 29 January 2009

  12. Administrative Arrangements for Block Grant Authorities (BGAs)- 2007

    Created: 29 January 2009  |  Last modified: 29 January 2009

  13. Administrative Arrangements for Block Grant Authorities (BGAs)- 2009

    Created: 28 May 2009  |  Last modified: 28 May 2009

  14. Administrative Arrangements for Block Grant Authorities (BGAs)- 2010

    Created: 16 March 2010  |  Last modified: 16 March 2010

  15. Australian Government Response to the Senate Select Committee on School Funding

    Created: 2 October 2014

    Outlines the Australian Government's response to the Senate Select Committee's inquiry into school funding.

  16. Calculation of the student with disability loading in 2014

    Created: 27 June 2014

    Explains how the student with disability loading under the Australian Education Act 2013 contributes to a school's 2014 Commonwealth funding entitlement.

  17. Capital Grants Program 2016 approved project

    Created: 4 March 2019

    The list of Capital Grant Program (CGP) approved projects for 2016 contains details of school name, state/territory, education sector, project location, project description and...

  18. Capital Grants Program 2017 approved project

    Created: 4 March 2019

    The list of Capital Grant Program (CGP) approved projects for 2017 contains details of school name, state/territory, education sector, project location, project description and...

  19. Capital Grants Program 2018 approved projects

    Created: 12 December 2018

    Capital Grants Program 2018 approved projects

  20. Capital Grants Program 2019 approved projects

    Created: 12 December 2018  |  Last modified: 14 February 2019

    Capital Grants Program 2019 approved projects

  21. Capital grants program guidelines

    Created: 1 August 2014  |  Last modified: 23 October 2018

    These Program Guidelines set out the Australian Government’s detailed administrative requirements applying to the administration of the Capital Grants Program for non-government...

  22. CGP project opening fact sheet for schools

    Created: 1 August 2014  |  Last modified: 8 November 2018

    Instructions for Schools completing their recognition requirements

  23. Commonwealth Programs for Schools Quadrennial Administrative Guidelines 2005-2008- 2008 update

    Created: 16 February 2015

    Administrative Guidelines to assist Block Grant Authorities in administering the Capital Grants Program

  24. Estimated 2018 additional financial assistance for independent schools

    Created: 25 June 2018

    Estimated 2018 additional financial assistance for independent schools

  25. Ongoing requirements for approval as an Approved Authority

    Created: 21 December 2017

    Provides Approved Authorities with an overview of obligations and requirements applicable to them, under the Australian Education Act 2013 and the Australian Education...

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