Special circumstances funding

Special Circumstances Funding provides financial help to eligible schools when unexpected circumstances or events cause severe and temporary financial difficulty.

This help is available where the eligible school has exhausted all other sources of assistance. Schools must be capable of resuming operations in a manner satisfactory to the Department of Education within two years of the financial assistance being provided.

Further information about Special Circumstances Funding can be found in the Special Circumstances Funding fact sheet.

School approved authorities seeking assistance under this program should complete and submit the Special Circumstances Funding Application Form.

2019 Queensland floods

On 6 June 2019, the Minister for Education, the Hon Dan Tehan MP, announced that the Australian Government will provide $4 million in Special Circumstances Funding for non-government schools impacted by this year's floods across parts of northern Queensland.

Further information on this dedicated funding round can be found on the 2019 Queensland Floods – Funding for non-government schools webpage.

Want to know more?

Call the Special circumstances funding program manager on 1800 677 027 (option 6).

Email ComplianceHelpline@education.gov.au