Rural and Remote Education Access program


​The Rural and Remote Education Access Program (RREAP) helps state schools and their communities to improve the educational outcomes and opportunities for students who are disadvantaged because of their geographical isolation so that students' learning outcomes match those of other students.

RREAP funds are available to assist eligible Queensland state schools and school communities to support and enrich a curriculum that is appropriate for the educational needs of geographically isolated primary and secondary school students.

Eligibility is based on the Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS) Australian Statistical Geography Standard Remoteness Area classifications (ASGS-RA). All schools classified as ‘Very Remote’ and ‘Remote’ are eligible for RREAP funding. ‘Outer Regional’ schools are eligible if they are 90km or more from an Urban Centre Locality (UCL) of 20,000 people or more. Funds are paid to schools as prescribed in the RREAP appropriation profile.

Schools are delivering a diverse range of project ideas that support curriculum enhancement, information and communication technology and professional development.​

Individual school funding

A school's individual RREAP funding is paid through school grant payments each year. The decision-making for the school's grant payments remains the responsibility of the school and parent organisation within the school.

Individual school downloadable forms:

School cluster committee funding

School cluster committee (SCC) funding is paid through the SCC host school. SCC's are the decision-makers on this funding. Membership on this committee consists of each school principal or their representative and one school parent organisation representative from each school in the cluster. A model constitution has been developed to help SCC's with their processes and functions.

Funding must be spent according to the SCC funding guidelines and acquitted annually using the SCC acquittal form. In the development of cluster projects, SCC's have the capacity to plan beyond a year. Unexpended funds can be carried over from one year to the next, but funds must be committed to a planned project using the SCC committed funds form.

SCCs can change their host school by providing approval in the form of approved SCC meeting minutes, Terms of Reference or an approval email from the relevant principals to

SCC downloadable resources:

Community-based organisations

Community-based organisations working in partnership with RREAP schools to provide extra-curricular programs to school students can contact their local school for SCC information.

Funding schedule

  • February: Semester 1 grants paid to individual and lead cluster state schools.
  • July: Semester 2 grants paid to individual and lead cluster state schools.
  • September: Professional development grants paid to lead cluster state schools.
  • See the grants and appropriations RREAP page for more information.

RREAP Contacts

Related links

Find out about our education regions.

Find out where our schools are located through the Schools Directory or the Queensland map of state schools (PDF, 3.7MB).

Last updated 09 July 2021