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Rural and Remote Education Access Program (RREAP)


To assist schools to improve the educational outcomes and opportunities of students who are disadvantaged because of their geographical isolation so that their learning outcomes match those of other students.

Funding is provided to eligible state schools, including special education schools and schools of distance education, to enrich a curriculum that is appropriate to their students.

Duration of program


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The model for eligibility, based on the Australian Statistical Geography Standard - Remoteness Structure, includes all 'Very Remote' and 'Remote' classified schools and any 'Outer Regional' schools that are 90km or more from a major centre (20,000 people).

Allocation of funds

An annual fixed budget of $5,429,754 is allocated to eligible schools as follows:

Data requirements

DataSourceTime collected
Enrolment DataPerformance Monitoring and ReportingFebruary
Remoteness Area ClassificationsAustralian Bureau of StatisticsEvery 5-6 years

Payment details

Semester 1February50% of allocation to individual and lead cluster schools
Semester 2July50% of allocation to individual and lead cluster schools
Professional Development fundingSeptember100% of allocation to lead cluster schools

How to apply

Schools do not need to apply for this funding. Entitlements are automatically calculated and paid each year.


State Schools Division
Phone: (07) 3513 5848

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