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Victorian State Budget 2023/24

Great local schools for regional Victorians

Kids in regional Victoria deserve a great local school and every opportunity no matter where they live.

Two primary school students in class

That's why we're building new schools and upgrading others right across Victoria, including a $67 million investment to upgrade 12 regional schools including in Geelong, Gisborne, Wonthaggi and Ararat as part of this Budget.

We’ll also invest:

  • $32 million to attract and retain more teachers across regional Victoria, including allowances for pre‑service teachers to undertake placements at regional and remote schools.
  • $26 million to build and operate new tech schools in Warrnambool and Wangaratta.
  • $4.7 million to expand equity and excellence for rural and regional students raising their aspirations of post‑school pathways, developing regional networks of schools to share resources with each other and improve student outreach.
  • $4 million to continue the Greater Shepparton Lighthouse Project, which provides services and support to improve social and educational outcomes for children in Shepparton.

Reviewed 20 May 2023


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