Reports on school funding

The Australian Government (the Commonwealth) provides recurrent funding for every student enrolled at a school.

In 2024, recurrent funding for schools is estimated to total $29.1 billion. This includes $11.2 billion to government schools, $9.8 billion to Catholic schools and $8.0 billion to independent schools.

A number of reports on school funding are publicly available.

On this page:

Annual reports on financial assistance paid for schools under the Australian Education Act 2013

My School

Report on Government Services

The National Report on Schooling in Australia

Estimated recurrent funding for government schools