Long Day Care is provided in day care centres mainly for children up to school age. Also known as kindergartens, preschools, child care centres or early learning centres.

On 2 July 2018 the Child Care Subsidy replaced the Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate. The Child Care Subsidy is paid directly to services to be passed onto families.

 

Fees
AgeCare TypeConditionsHourly Rate
0-3 yearsPart Day CareMin booking of 6 hours per day Including nappies and meals$11.77
0-3 yearsPart Day CareMin booking of 8 hours per day Including nappies and meals$11.25
0-3 yearsFull Day CareMin booking of 10 hours per day Including nappies and meals$9.00
0-3 yearsFull Day CareMin booking of 12 hours per day Including nappies and meals$7.50
3-4 yearsPart Day CareMin booking of 6 hours per day BYO lunchbox$11.37
4-5 yearsSessional Care Kindergarten ProgramMin booking of 6 hours per day between the hours of 9am to 3pm BYO lunchbox$11.17
3-6 yearsFull Day CareMin booking of 8 hours per day between the hours of 8:30am and 4.30pm or 8am to 4pm for 4-5 year olds BYO lunchbox$10.50
3-6 yearsFull Day Care Pre-Prep/Kindergarten ProgramMin booking of 10 hours per day BYO Lunchbox$8.40
3-6 yearsFull Day Care Pre-Prep/Kindergarten ProgramMin booking of 12 hours per day BYO Lunchbox$7.00