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  • Fair Funding for Catholic Schools

    Catholic schools in Victoria

    Catholic schools in Victoria educate over 200,000 students, almost one-in-four of all school students in Victoria. These students are educated in 493 Catholic schools which extend right across Victoria.

     Number of students 

    Funding Catholic education

    Catholic schools in Victoria receive significant grants each year, from both the Victorian and Australian governments, to help fund their operational and capital requirements. In 2015, these grants totalled $2.1 billion.

    Catholic schools also have other income sources. These include private income (school fees and charges, interest earned, donations, etc.) for recurrent and capital purposes and new loans.

    In total, government grants accounted for 69% of the income of Victorian Catholic schools in 2015.

     Income sources