As of July 31st, 2017 Daily Fees are $112 per day. $530 weekly
$65 for occasional care (Mon-Fri 9.00am-12.00pm)
There are a number of government rebates and benefits that you may be eligible
for, which can significantly reduce your out-of-pocket costs, depending on your
Child Care Rebate – not means tested
The Child Care Rebate (CCR) is a government payment that assists working
families with the cost of childcare. If you are using approved childcare and meet
the work-study test, the government will provide you with 50 per cent of your
out-of-pocket childcare costs, up to the annual cap of $7,500 per child. You can
choose to have the CCR paid directly to each Child, reducing your weekly fees, or
you can claim the CCR back in a quarterly lump sum.
Child Care Benefit – means tested
The Child Care Benefit (CCB) is a payment from the Australian Government that
assists with the cost of your childcare. You may be eligible for CCB if you are a
parent, relationship parent, foster parent, or grandparent with a child in your
care who is attending an approved or registered childcare centre. A CCB fact
sheet is available here. You can call the Child Care Access Hotline on Freecall
1800 670 305 to find out if your childcare service is approved for CCB.
How much CCB and CCR can we receive?
Centrelink’s estimator tool is the easiest way to find out whether you are
eligible to claim CCB, and how much this will reduce your out-of-pocket
expenses. The estimator will also tell you how much CCR you are able to claim
Other rebates and benefits
There are a number of other benefits and rebates offered by the federal and state
governments that you may be eligible for, including:
- Special Child Care Benefit
- Grandparent Child Care Benefit
- Jobs, Education and Training
- Registered care/informal care
- Pre-school subsidy - Parents who hold a Commonwealth Health Care Card are eligible for a $250 annual preschool fee subsidy.
- Non-standard hours care (applies to Family Day Care and In Home Care)
To find out if you are eligible for any of these benefits, you will need to contact the Family Assistance Office.