Quality Schools Package

The information on this page helps you learn about school funding. The Quality Schools funding arrangements provide funding to schools and school systems based on student and school need.

Quality Schools

The Australian Government is delivering record funding to schools – growing from $18.7 billion in 2018 to $33.0 billion in 2029. On average, funding for each student will grow by 4.3% each year over this period (from a 2017 base).

These arrangements help teachers get the resources they need to support Australian students to achieve their best.

By 2029, students with the same need in the same sector will attract the same level of support from the Commonwealth.

Funding arrangements are tied to reforms in the National School Reform Agreement, a joint agreement between the Commonwealth, States and Territories to lift student outcomes across Australian schools.

Read the Quality Schools factsheets for more information.

Quality Schools

Committed funding

All Australian families should have choice and equity in education.

There are a number of ways funding models are reviewed and implemented to make sure this happens:


Committed funding - quality schools