Non-government schools can apply for low-interest loans to upgrade their school infrastructure and build early years facilities. Over the next 5 years, up to $250 million will be available for loans of up to 15 years duration.

Upgrading school facilities will improve the education and care outcomes for students and will improve the longevity of existing infrastructure.

Priority will be given to contemporary facilities for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, and to facilities supporting early years covering birth to 5 years of age.

Each school will be considered based on its relative need and circumstances, with consideration given to its Socio Economic Status (SES) score.

For more information and your application, visit the Department for Education website.

Round 6 applications are now closed



Closing date

Round 6


Friday, 28 February 2020

Round 5


Monday 29 April 2019

Round 4


Monday 16 July 2018

Round 3


Monday 20 November 2017

Round 2


Monday 10 April 2017

Round 1


Monday 31 October 2016

Further information

Enquiries can be directed to