In October 2011 the Australian Parliament passed legislation to allow universities and other higher education providers to charge a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).  The SSAF was introduced in 2012 and has enabled the University to increase the funds available to provide a wide range of student services and amenities.  Since 2012 the University has run a number of consultations with students to better inform how the SSAF is used.

SSAF Review

The allocation of SSAF funds was again reviewed in 2015, including a student consultation period where students were able to have their say on where they would like the SSAF money allocated in the future.

Students were invited by email to complete a survey and give feedback in early May 2015.  Results of the survey can be found below.

Download SSAF Survey Results 2015

Apply for SSAF Funding

SSAF funds are available to support student-focussed initatives that contribute to meeting the needs of our diverse student population through our SSAF Grant Applications.

How has the University distributed the SSAF money so far?

2012 - 2015 SSAF Summary of Financial Distribution

Principles of SSAF Funding

SSAF Supported Services and Amenities

Year SSAF Supported University Services SSAF Supported Student Organisations

Student Connect


Student Wellbeing

Children's Services

Campuses other than Parkville

Melbourne University Sport (semi-autonomous)

Capital Works

University of Melbourne Student Union (UMSU)

Graduate Student Association (GSA)

Melbourne University Student Union Limited (MUSUL)

2012-2013 Summary of 2012 - 2013 SSAF Supported Services and Amenities

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