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Commonwealth Grants Commission

Providing independent advice to the Australian Government on the distribution of GST revenue among the states and territories

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What we do

The Commonwealth Grants Commission has been serving the people of Australia for nearly 90 years.   

Since 1933, we have been advising the Australian Government on how federal funding should be distributed to the states and territories to ensure equitable access to services.   

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Latest publications

Research papers

This paper explains how the Commission assesses state investment needs by using schools investment as an example. It provides a step-by-step guide to the assessment method and highlights the influence of user-populations and what states collectively spend on infrastructure types.
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State and territory GST distribution

The following map explains the GST distribution for each state and territory for 2022-23.

In the financial year 2022-23 the GST distribution to the states and territories was as follows: 

State/Territory GST per person GST share Population share
Northern Territory $14,519 4.7% 1.0%
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Tasmania $5,526 3.9% 2.1%
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South Australia $3,828 8.9% 6.9%
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Australian Capital Territory $3,257 1.8% 1.7%
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Queensland $3,082 21.2% 20.5%
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Victoria $2,560 22.2% 25.8%
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New South Wales $2,834 30.0% 31.5%
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Western Australia $2,087 7.3% 10.5%
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Acknowledgement of Country

The Commonwealth Grants Commission acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of Country throughout Australia and acknowledges their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, cultures and Elders past, present and emerging.