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Student Services and Amenities Fee

SSAF allocation

SSAF funds are used to support:

  • student advice and advocacy services
  • legal services
  • publications
  • student orientation activities
  • sports and recreational activities
  • careers and employment advice
  • student representative organisations, clubs and societies.

Before annual allocations are made, consultation and endorsement occurs via the SSAF Budget Allocation Committee, Student Consultative Committee, and University Executive Education Committee.

2022 SSAF allocation

The estimated SSAF income for 2022 is approximately $20 million. We separate this into:

  • base funding, which is recurrent funding provided to student representative organisations and Student Support Services (Careers Centre)
  • contestable funding, available to student representative organisations, faculties, and professional service units for one-off services or amenities projects
  • the capital sinking fund, available to student representative organisations, faculties, and professional service units for infrastructure projects.

See how the 2022 SAFF income has been allocated in the tables below.

View the 2021 SAFF allocation.

2022 SSAF by recipient

The following table shows the allocation of the 2022 SSAF by recipient (student representative organisations, professional service units, and faculties):

Students' Representative Council (SRC) $2,041,375
Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association (SUPRA) $2,031,500
Sydney University Sport & Fitness (SUSF) $5,461,257
University of Sydney Union (USU) $6,261,341
Student Support Services (Careers Centre) $367,286
Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Life) $1,150,246
The University of Sydney Business School $82,733
Faculty of Science $54,000
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences $1,197
The University of Sydney Law School $37,324
Capital Sinking Fund $2,000,000
Total $19,488,259

2022 SSAF by service and amenities category

The following table shows the allocation of the 2022 SSAF by the service and amenities category:

Providing food or drink to students on a campus of the University $228,274
Supporting a sporting or other recreational activity by students $2,391,689
Supporting the administration of a club most of whose members are students $7,832,927
Caring for children of students $0
Providing legal services to students $486,994
Promoting the health or welfare of students $1,398,484
Helping students secure accommodation $0
Helping students obtain employment or advice on careers $373,986
Helping students with their financial affairs $0
Helping students obtain insurance against personal accidents $0
Supporting debating by students $398,253
Providing libraries and reading rooms (other than those provided for academic purposes) for students $149,587
Supporting an artistic activity by students $754,610
Supporting the production and dissemination to students of media whose content is provided by students $1,145,354
Helping students develop skills for study, by means other than undertaking courses of study in which they are enrolled $71,113
Advising on matters arising under the higher education provider’s rules (however described) $617,050
Advocating students’ interests in matters arising under the higher education provider’s rules  $611,008
Giving students information to help them in their orientation $986,930
Helping meet the specific needs of overseas students relating to their welfare, accommodation and employment $42,000
Capital Sinking Fund $2,000,000
Total $19,488,259

2021 SSAF allocation

In 2021, despite reduced activities on campus due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, the SSAF continued to support diverse and enriching student-led initiatives and projects. It provided many services online to students with increased peer advocacy, casework and representation to help students through a challenging time of rapid change and hardship. Find out more about how we used the SSAF during the COVID-19 pandemic on the University website.

See how the 2021 SAFF income was allocated in the tables below.

2021 SSAF by recipient

The following table shows the total allocation of the SSAF across the student organisations and services in 2021.

Students' Representative Council (SRC) $2,039,245
Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association (SUPRA) $2,285,823
Sydney University Sport & Fitness (SUSF) $6,154,277
University of Sydney Union (USU) $7,318,427
Student Support Services $365,236
Capital Sinking Fund $2,000,000*
Total $20,163,008

*The unspent capital sinking funds have been carried forward into 2022.

2021 SSAF by service and amenities category

The following table shows the allocation of the 2021 SSAF by the service and amenities category:

Providing food or drink to students on a campus of the University $287,500
Supporting a sporting or other recreational activity by students $3,647,645
Supporting the administration of a club most of whose members are students $8,469,494
Caring for children of students $0
Providing legal services to students $535,186
Promoting the health or welfare of students $221,966
Helping students secure accommodation $0
Helping students obtain employment or advice on careers $365,236
Helping students with their financial affairs $0
Helping students obtain insurance against personal accidents $0
Supporting debating by students $282,474
Providing libraries and reading rooms (other than those provided for academic purposes) for students $0
Supporting an artistic activity by students $690,501
Supporting the production and dissemination to students of media whose content is provided by students $1,167,174
Helping students develop skills for study, by means other than undertaking courses of study in which they are enrolled $51,628
Advising on matters arising under the higher education provider’s rules (however described) $602,775
Advocating students’ interests in matters arising under the higher education provider’s rules  $660,436
Giving students information to help them in their orientation $893,861
Helping meet the specific needs of overseas students relating to their welfare, accommodation and employment $287,132
Capital Sinking Fund $2,000,000*
Total $20,163,008

*The unspent capital sinking funds have been carried forward into 2022.

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Last updated: 24 June 2022

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