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.

The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) provides a significant increase in the level of funding previously available to student services and amenities at tertiary institutions. This means that we can provide welfare, advocacy and engagement services each term- like wellness workshops, R U Ok day, social events, food trucks and vouchers, First Aid Course rebates, Advocacy support and a large range of other services- all agreed upon by the Student Association Committee.


Principles for the allocation of SSAF funds

Here at CoastRs Student Association we are always here to help as much as we can. However, there are limits on what we can spend SSAF funds and legislation we need to comply with.

The University must follow the following principles for the allocation of funds collected from SSAF. The allocation of funds will:

These funds raised must also relate to the provision of specific non-academic and non-political services.

What can providers spend fee revenue on?

A provider that charges a student services and amenities fee will only be able to spend the fee on the provision of the following services: