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Student Resource Package – School Infrastructure

Building Area Allowance (Reference 32)

Funding for the building area allowance is based on the school’s total building area in square metres. Total building area is sourced from the Victorian School Building Authority (VSBA) annually.


All campus types listed below are eligible for Building Area Allowance funding provided at campus level:

  • Day special
  • Special development school
  • Physical disability
  • Special
  • Hospital special
  • Deaf
  • Language
  • Youth training centre

Funding is calculated at the Confirmed cycle only and allocated through cash funding.


Building area square metres rounded to 1 decimal place × Building area allowance rate

Rates 2024 ($/m2 annually)

  • $3.13/m2

Example: A special development campus with a total building area of 1,000 m2 × $3.13 = $3,013

Reporting in CASES21

Expenditure should be allocated in CASES21 to the following:

  • Sub Program Code: 6201 – Maintenance and Minor Works
  • General Ledger Account Code: 86504 – Building Works
Reference 32 of the SRP Guide, providing information on the building area allowance including funding calculations and rates

Reviewed 31 December 2023

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