School Donations

From the 2020 school year, Decile 1-7 state and state-integrated schools will be able to choose to receive a $150 per student, per year payment if they agree not to ask parents and caregivers for donations, except for overnight camps.

Although school donations are voluntary many families can feel under pressure to pay them and this can place pressure on household budgets. This initiative is designed to alleviate that pressure and expectation.

Information about fees, charges and donations

The table below details advice provided that relates to this work.

Date of paper

Title 

METIS number 

15 December 2017

Education Report: Additional school funding to replace donations for families [PDF, 1.5 MB]

1096125
15 November 2018

Education Report: Funding for schools in lieu of requests for parental donations [PDF, 2.7 MB] 

1163756
2 April 2019

Education Report: Further advice on funding for schools in lieu of requests for parental donations [PDF, 1.4 MB]

1181588
11 April 2019

Education Report: Policy Approvals for an Education (School Donations) Amendment Bill [PDF, 1.8 MB]

1185499
6 May 2019

Cabinet paper: Policy Approvals for an Education (School Donations) Amendment Bill (external link)

SWC-19-MIN-0043
9 May 2019

Briefing Note: Schools donations legislation  [PDF, 1.8 MB]

1185499
27 May 2019

Cabinet paper: Education (School Donations) Amendment Bill: Approval for Introduction [PDF, 1.2 MB]

LEG-19-MIN-0059
20 June 2019

Education Report: Advice on the scope of the conditions of the school donations scheme [PDF, 2.4 MB]

1194846
27 June 2019

Revised Addendum to ER: Advice on the scope of the conditions of the school donations scheme [PDF, 2.2 MB]

1194846
9 July 2019

Education Report: Further advice on the scope of the conditions of the school donations scheme  [PDF, 1.4 MB]

1198601
18 July 2019

Education Report: Guidance for the school donations scheme  [PDF, 1.8 MB]

1198999
16 August 2019

Briefing Note: Supplementary Order Paper for the Education (School Donations) Amendment Bill [PDF, 2 MB]

1102232
23 August 2019

Briefing Note: Proposed scope of the exemption for school camp costs [PDF, 786 KB]

1203300
27 August 2019

Education Report: Guidance for the school donations scheme [PDF, 1.7 MB]

1203727
16 October 2019

Education Report: Gazette Notice for Exemption of School Camps from Donations Scheme [PDF, 1.6 MB]

1208326
1 November 2019

Briefing Note: Monitoring of School Donations  [PDF, 853 KB]

1211137

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