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The McGowan Labor Government continues to invest in Western Australian schools to ensure all students, regardless of where they live, have the best possible opportunities to learn.

We are delivering on this by investing in high-quality infrastructure, increasing support for students with disabilities and additional learning needs and boosting the overall education budget for the benefit of all students.

This year’s budget focuses on providing students with the best possible learning experiences to prepare Western Australians for the jobs of the future.

At a glance

The McGowan Government is increasing funding for WA education in the 2022-23 State Budget – delivering a total of almost $6 billion for Western Australian schools. This includes new schools and facilities, support for students with disabilities and additional learning needs and keeping schools open and safe during the pandemic.

Our strong budget management provides the capacity to invest in a fair education system. In this year’s State Budget, WA students will benefit from:

  • $595 million to be invested in new and upgraded school facilities in 2022-23;
  • $54.6 million increase in support for students with disabilities and additional learning needs;
  • $42.5 million for COVID-19 measures in schools, in line with health advice;
  • $2.5 million to support phonics skill development for Year 1 students; and
  • $263.7 million funding increase for delivery of education this financial year.
  • Page reviewed 12th May 2022