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Service Agreement Information Kit for Funded Organisations

5.2.2 Payment schedule

The payment schedule in the Service Agreement provides the basis for payments to organisations and includes details of the date and amount of payments to be made over the current financial year of the agreement.

The payment schedule is updated whenever funding is varied in the Service Agreement. The payment schedule shown in the Service Agreement document is at agreement level only. An Excel version of the payment schedule is available from the Contracts tab from the Service Agreement Module on the Funded Agency Channel. This Excel version of the payment schedule is provided at the lower Commitment level.

Generally, most organisations are paid monthly on the first Tuesday of each month. However, some service activities, such as the Neighbourhood House Coordination Program are paid quarterly on the first Tuesday in July, October, January and April.

Health services are paid for health related services managed in the Budget Payment System (BPS) on the second Tuesday of the month. 

Common practice is to spread funding equally across the payment dates, with minor capital and establishment funding items paid as a lump sum. Funded organisations should discuss any cash flow requests with their department contact/program and service adviser.

The payment schedule displayed in the Service Agreement does not include amounts for GST. Where GST is payable it is added to the scheduled payment when each payment is made.

Details of all Service Agreement payments are provided on the Invoices tab of the Service Agreement Module on the Funded Agency Channel.