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Financial procedures

The following information is to provide school administrative staff with a guide for dealing with financial aspects of Northern Region School Sport (NRSS) as they apply to schools.

Refund policy

NRSS levies are calculated on a cost recovery only basis according to the number of students who have indicated their attendance. Please follow the link to the refund policy (PDF, 50 KB) document.

School sport and GST

Information on One Portal provides guidance concerning the GST treatment of representative school sport as administered through the Queensland School Sports Council, the Regional School Sports Boards, sports districts and sports specific committees, host schools, and member schools for individual students.

Student levies

Students selected to participate in a state championship sporting event will incur a levy for expenses which is payable by way of an on-line application. Uniforms will also be ordered via this tool. Northern Sport will provide players procedures.

Teacher Relief Scheme (TRS) management – Sport officials

All teachers are entitled to TRS when absent from school while performing official duties at Queensland School Sport championships or attending regional sports management meetings, unless otherwise advised. Team Officials must submit a Transfer of Duties TRS Reimbursement Form for the relevant event - TRS will be paid direct to the school after the event at the current TRS rate.

Sport Districts and Sports Specific Committees - Affiliation


Affiliated sports in the representative school sport program are managed by a committee of teachers who oversee state championships and state teams.  Each region consists of a number of small district clusters of schools (Districts).  Each district contains a number of schools and is governed by a committee made up of representatives from each Member school.


It is current practice that each of the participating schools “hosts” the Committee finances for a period of time, by rotation.  The finances are managed through the Host school’s accounting system, making use of the school’s ABN and GST registration.  The sporting transactions are separated from the school’s other operations by the use of a dedicated cost centre.