As a Murdoch student you can expect a university experience that goes beyond the classroom and the opportunities to make the most of it.

To help you do this, we use the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) to provide a range of non-academic services and programs. The SSAF is a compulsory fee charged by all higher education providers. 

How the fee is spent

We work closely with the Murdoch Student Guild to allocate the funds. The Murdoch Student Guild is a democratically elected student body through which you can have your say on how the SSAF is spent.

Our priorities for SSAF expenditure include supporting:

  • health and counselling services
  • careers and employment advice
  • sports and recreation
  • eSports
  • projects approved by the SSAF Committee to improve your university experience.

Murdoch students are given a full breakdown of where the funds are allocated for the current year, as well as previous years.

2023 rates

The Australian Government sets the rates of the SSAF annually.

The SSAF is charged twice a year. The amount you pay depends on whether you’re a full-time or part-time student and which campus you study at.

Student classificationPart-time fee per half yearFull-time fee per half year
Murdoch campus$81.50$163.00
Satellite campus$61.00$122.00
Wholly external$40.50$40.50

2022 rates

Course enrolment Part-time fee per half year Full-time fee per half year
Murdoch campus $78.50 $157.50
Mandurah / Rockingham campus $59.00 $118.00
Fully external $39.00 $39.00

Eligible domestic students can defer this payment by utilising the SA-HELP loan scheme.