Submit an initiative proposal for SSAF

You can submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for a Student Services Amenities Fee (SSAF) project for 2023 funding. Your project will have clear milestones and outcomes.

This is a SSAF funded initiative

Before you start

Before you complete your Expression of Interest, you’ll need to:

To start with, look at the 2021 SSAF Report [PDF] 2.5MB for spending priorities by students in the SSAF survey. You can also read the full 2021 SSAF Student Survey Report [PDF].

In the Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Student Services and Amenities) Act 2011, the Australian Government identified the 19 areas in which SSAF can be spent:

  1. Providing food or drink to students on a campus of the higher education provider
  2. Supporting a sporting or other recreational activity by students
  3. Supporting the administration of a club most of whose members are students
  4. Caring for children of students
  5. Providing legal services to students
  6. Promoting the health or welfare of students
  7. Helping students secure accommodation
  8. Helping students obtain employment or advice on careers
  9. Helping students with their financial affairs
  10. Helping students obtain insurance against personal accidents
  11. Supporting debating by students
  12. Providing libraries and reading rooms (other than those provided for academic purposes) for students
  13. Supporting an artistic activity by students
  14. Supporting the production and dissemination to students of media whose content is provided by students
  15. Helping students develop skills for study, by means other than undertaking courses of study in which they are enrolled
  16. Advising on matters arising under the higher education provider’s rules (however described)
  17. Advocating students’ interests in matters arising under the higher education provider’s rules (however described)
  18. Giving students information to help them in their orientation
  19. Helping meet the specific needs of overseas students relating to their welfare, accommodation and employment.

Have a look at the expression of interest (EOI) template for proposal tips and student survey results.

Visit the SSAF webpage for more information about reporting responsibilities and processes for managing SSAF funds.

You can email if you have any questions about completing your proposal.

Steps to submit an Expression of Interest

Step 1

Prepare your proposal

The Annual Round for all 2023 SSAF funding is now closed. Each year students and staff have the opportunity to submit Expressions of Interest for projects to be ran the following year. A template will be available when the round opens in August.

Expressions of Interest template

Step 2

Talk to a staff member

You can get advice on drafting your proposal, budgets and milestones from a Student Connection Officer by emailing

To find out more information, visit the SSAF information webpage.

Step 3


Submit your completed EOI by the closing date deadline.

All proposers will be notified before the year end to give time for the projects to begin the following year.

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