NSW provides $1.6 billion annually to support non-government schools. Funding is provided in accordance with the NSW Education Act 1990 to non-government schools that are registered by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) and that do not operate for profit.

NSW supports needs-based, sector-blind funding for all schools. From 2019, NSW started the transition to fund non-government schools at 20% of their Schooling Resource Standard (SRS) by 2029. The Commonwealth Government began transitioning its funding to 80% of SRS in 2018.

This is in line with the Commonwealth Government's SRS funding model and is consistent with NSW's commitments under the National School Reform Agreement and New South Wales Bilateral Agreement.

For more information on 2024 funding, download the following fact sheets:

For general enquiries about state funding for non-government schools, email


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