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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 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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2025 Methodology Review

In response to terms of reference from the Commonwealth Treasurer, the Commonwealth Grants Commission has commenced a review of the methodology used to calculate the relativities for distributing the pool of GST among the states and territories, to apply from 2025-26. 

Consultation

In reviewing its methodology the Commission will consult closely with state and territory treasuries. Consultation material related to the Review will be published on the website.

State and territory GST distribution

The following map explains the GST distribution for each state and territory for 2024-25.

In the financial year 2024-25 the GST distribution to the states and territories was as follows: 

State/Territory GST per person GST share Population share
New South Wales $2,838 27.1% 31.2%
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Victoria $3,158 24.8% 25.7%
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Queensland $3,116 19.5% 20.5%
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Western Australia $2,454 8.1% 10.8%
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South Australia $4,591 9.7% 6.9%
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Tasmania $5,982 3.9% 2.1%
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Australian Capital Territory $3,940 2.1% 1.8%
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Northern Territory $16,578 4.8% 0.9%
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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.