Release type: Media Release


Morrison Government delivers record schools funding


The Hon Stuart Robert MP
Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business
Acting Minister for Education and Youth

The Morrison Government continues to deliver record school funding to support the educational needs of Australian students now and into the future, according to a Productivity Commission report. 

The annual Report on Government Services 2022 (RoGS) provides information on the equity, effectiveness and efficiency of government services in Australia.

The latest RoGS report shows the share of public expenditure on all schools provided by the Australian Government increased from 26.3 per cent in 2012–2013 to 31.7 per cent in 2019–2020. 

Acting Minister for Education and Youth, Stuart Robert, said this growth shows the Government is targeting its education funding right with initiatives like the Quality Schools package.

‘The report shows that between 2012-13 and 2019-20, Australian Government funding per student for all schools increased significantly in real terms,’ Minister Robert said.

‘Government schools have been the biggest beneficiary of this growth, with Commonwealth per student funding growing by 64.1 per cent in real terms over the past 10 years compared with 49.8 per cent in non-government schools.

‘We are investing record funding of $315.2 billion for all schools between 2018 and 2029 under the Quality Schools package. A record $24.8 billion will be invested in schools this year, and a further record $26.4 billion is expected next year.

‘Since we came to Government in 2013, funding across all schools has increased by 91.2 per cent. Government schools have seen the biggest Commonwealth funding increase, with funding growing by 115.3 per cent since 2013.

‘Commonwealth funding for students in regional and remote Australia is growing from $4.4 billion in 2018 to an estimated $7.3 billion in 2029, an increase of 67.1 per cent.’