School Funding Facts

Catholic schools in Australia and how they are funded

Downloads & Resources


The National Catholic Education Commission has prepared a number of resources about Catholic education in Australia. Those materials can be downloaded below and used freely. Material should be attributed to the National Catholic Education Commission.

Party and school funding policy

On June 24, the National Catholic Education Commission published responses from the Australian Labor Party and the Coalition to a series of questions about how their policies will support education and especially Catholic schools.

Click here to read the summary of the parties responses
Click here to read the full Coalition response
Click here to read the full Labor response

The following links allow readers to access documents outlining government and political party policy for Australian schools.

Australian Government Department of Education and Training Schooling page
Australian Government Funding for Schools Explained (Parliamentary Library)
Coalition Government "Quality Schools. Quality Outcomes" policy
Australian Labor Party "Your Child. Our Future" policy
Australian Greens education policy page

Fact sheets and infographics

Funding Principles for Catholic Schools DOWNLOAD NOW

Catholic Education Fact Sheet DOWNLOAD NOW

Understanding the Facts on Catholic school funding DOWNLOAD NOW
Catholic Schools in Australia DOWNLOAD NOW

Videos

Partners in Australia's Future WATCH NOW
Partners in Australia's Future 2 WATCH NOW
Partners in Australia's Future 3 WATCH NOW
Partners in Australia's Future 4 WATCH NOW
Partners in Australia's Future 5 WATCH NOW

Newsletter items

Item 1: Catholic schools and students DOWNLOAD NOW

Item 2: Catholic school staff DOWNLOAD NOW

Item 3: Students with learning needs DOWNLOAD NOW

Item 4: Choice for all families DOWNLOAD NOW

Item 5: Government funding lowers fees DOWNLOAD NOW

Item 6: Funding source and share DOWNLOAD NOW

Item 7: Total government funding DOWNLOAD NOW

Item 8: Parental share of funding DOWNLOAD NOW

Item 9: Savings to government DOWNLOAD NOW

Item 10: Building costs DOWNLOAD NOW

Item 11: New schools to meet demand DOWNLOAD NOW

Item 12: Needs-based funding DOWNLOAD NOW

Other material

Guide to Political Action DOWNLOAD NOW