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School Fees Report 2023

School Fees Report 2023

How much are private school fees in Australia?

With 44% of Year 12 students attending a non-Government school in Australia, private school fees are a huge investment for parents.

The Edstart School Fees Report is an annual report designed to help you understand the trends in school fees at non-Government schools across the country. Our 2023 report analysed fees from 635 schools, looking at the cost of tuition, compulsory additional fees and boarding fees.

Key findings

Non-Government school fees have risen by an average of 4.49% across Australia, up from 2.90% in the previous year, as things return to normal after disruptions over the past couple of years and rising inflation in the economy starts to drive up costs for schools.

Average National Increase


% of schools with no increase


% with increases below inflation


Map of Australia listing percentage of fee increase in each state

Get your free school fees report

For the detailed analysis of the latest trends in school fees, download a copy of the report below.


About Edstart

Edstart is a leading technology and financial services company providing payment services for education.

We offer fee management solutions to schools to help improve the payment and collection experience, and flexible payment plans for parents to help align school fees with their budget. Our goal is to help make education costs sustainable, flexible and easier to manage for schools, families and students.

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