Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) Committee

What is SSAF?

Australian universities introduced the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) in 2012, after the Australian Government passed legislation in October 2011 for SSAF collections to occur. SSAF is administered in accordance with the Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Student Services and Amenities) Act 2011Student Services, Amenities, Representation and Advocacy Guidelines and the Higher Education Support Act 2003 Administration Guidelines 2012. Further information about SSAF can be obtained from the Australian Government Department of Education.

What does SSAF do, and how is it charged?

The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) is charged to students for services and amenities of a non-academic nature, such as sporting and recreational activities, employment and career advice, counselling and support services, orientation programs and food services.
The University charges SSAF based on the number of credit points a student is enrolled in in a given teaching period.
Further information about the 2020 SSAF rate applicable across various enrolments can be found here.

How does the SSAF Committee contribute?

The SSAF Committee brings your voice to the forefront of SSAF funding allocation. Made up of student representatives, the SSAF Committee provide authentic feedback on submitted funding proposals, reflecting the needs and wants of the wider student body.
Sport and recreation? Check. Welfare services? Absolutely. Student representation and support? You bet.
SSAF is your money, for you. The SSAF Committee aims to make your University experience the best it can be.

UNE SSAF Spending Allocations 2019

Vice-Chancellor Professor Annabelle Duncan approved the expenditure of $3,267,653 of student fees collected through the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

The 2019 SSAF budget expenditure has been prepared in consultation with student representatives and subsequently endorsed by the Student Services and Amenities Fee Consultation Committee (SSAFCC). If you have comments or questions regarding the allocation of the SSAF budget, please email

The SSAF budget plans for expenditure across 6 key areas with a variety of individual activities, resources and events being delivered across these areas.

For an itemised breakdown of each expenditure area or more information, please click here.