How SSAF is used

SSAF helps fund a range of services across all campuses and every year, your voice helps us determine where the money goes and shapes the future of your university. Share your ideas and send us your feedback so we can enhance your university experience together.

SSAF can be used for:

  • providing food or drink to students on a campus
  • students sport and recreation
  • supporting administration of student clubs
  • childcare services
  • legal services
  • promoting health or welfare of students
  • accommodation support
  • careers/employment support and advice
  • financial planning and support
  • insurance against personal accidents
  • student debating
  • providing libraries/reading rooms (other than for academic purposes)
  • supporting artistic activities of students
  • producing and sharing student-made media with students
  • academic skill development, outside of a course of study
  • advising on University rules and policies (however described)
  • advocating students' interests in matters arising under the University's rules (however described)
  • orientation information
  • supporting overseas students in their welfare, accommodation and employment.

How does La Trobe deliver these services?

La Trobe can choose to deliver the services and amenities ourselves or we can contract a third party to deliver the services and amenities on our behalf. Our major third party providers include:

The legislation prohibits the use of the fee to support a political party (a group which has, as one of its objectives, the election of a candidate endorsed by the group or by an organisation of which the group forms a part, to the Commonwealth, State, Territory or local government body).

Current SSAF expenditure

SSAF funds is being allocated to the areas listed below:


$ (2019)

Total for distribution


Student bodies







Student bodies total


University areas

Allowance for International student concession payments


Division of Student Success


La Trobe Sports


Student Services and Administration


University areas total


Past SSAF expenditure

It is anticipated that SSAF will generate approximately $8.5 million. The funds will be allocated to the areas listed below:


Areas $ (2018)
Total for Distribution $8,886,901
Student bodies 
LTSU  $2,999,920
BSA  $1,162,228
WSA  $295,592
Student bodies total$4,457,740
University Areas 
Sports  $1,293,772
Children's Centre  $290,000
Campus and Student Life  $222,000
Health and Wellbeing   $2,596,838
National Framework for Student Partnership in University Decision-Making and Governance  $25,000
University Areas Total $3,133,838
Total Allocated $8,885,350


Areas $ (2017)
Initial Forecast $ 8,500,000
Cost for University Contribution to Travel Concession Card scheme $ 350,000
Total for Distribution $ 8,150,000
Student bodies  
LTSU $ 2,925,666
BSA $ 1,183,290
WSA $ 292,429
Student bodies total $ 4,401,386
University Areas  
Sports $ 1,280,963
Children's Centre $ 378,750
Campus and Student Life $ 660,000
Health and Wellbeing (including Indigenous Counselling) $ 650,000
Student Enrichment and Employability $ 750,000
University Areas Total $ 3,719,713
Total Allocated $ 8,121,099