Government schools in Victoria are funded through a program called the student resource package (SRP).
The amount each school receives is based on:
- how many students are enrolled
- the demographics of students (such as family education and jobs)
- where the school is.
This means funding for each school will change from year to year as enrolments change.
The SRP includes equity funding. This is extra funding to help students who face challenges to learning. This may be due to family circumstances, health or disability.
Equity funding is based on a three year weighted average of student demographic data. Schools collect this data through a census that happens in August each year.
Funding can change as student demographics at a school change. However, equity funding cannot be reduced more than $90,000 compared to the year before.
The minimum amount a school can receive is $5,000.
Search for your school's funding
Use the tool below to search for your school's funding. It will show different types of funding, depending on the time of year:
- Indicative funding is published in September. This is an estimate of how much a school will receive the next year. It's based on how many students the principal predicts will enrol.
- Confirmed funding is published in March. It's based on how many students are enrolled at the school during the February enrolment census.
- Revised funding is published in June. This happens after audits of school enrolments have finished.