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Refugee Program


To assist schools with refugee students, especially those with complex learning, social and psychological needs.

Types of possible activities:

Duration of program



Schools with refugee students.

Allocation of funds

Funds are allocated to the seven regions based on the number of "weighted" refugees per region. The weightings are calculated on the number of refugees classified as being either "New Arrivals"; "1st year (not new arrivals)"; "2nd year"; and "3rd year".

Regions then manage these funds on the following basis:


South East Region

Darling Downs South West Region

North Coast Region

Central Queensland Region

North Queensland Region

Far North Queensland Region

Data requirements

DataSourceTime collected
Relevant student data (for regional budgets)OneSchool CensusAugust

Payment details

Payment timelines and proportions will depend on individual regional methodologies.

How to apply

Schools can contact their local region to determine if they are entitled to any funding under this program.


Should you require any further information, please contact your regional office as follows:

RegionPhone number
Central Queensland(07) 4842 8300
Darling Downs South West(07) 4616 3771
Far North Queensland(07) 4037 3822
Metropolitan(07) 3028 8015
North Coast(07) 3203 9000
North Queensland(07) 4758 3222
South East(07) 5656 6688

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