Kindergarten Fees

Kindergarten Fees 2021

The State Government has announced free kindergarten in 2021 for funded 4 year old kindergarten (15 hours per week). In addition, the announcement provides funding of $1600 towards the cost of 3 year old kindergarten (5 hours per week). Fees for any additional hours (in both 3 and 4 year old programs) are payable by families and not included in the Government announcement.

The tables below outline the fees payable, dependent upon the hours attended.

3 Year Old Programs

3 Year Old 2021 Cost Per Term
5 hours per week $99 ($400 reduction)
7.5 hours per week – Extended hours program $350
10 hours per week – Extended hours program $598
15 hours per week – Extended hours program $1,096
20 hours per week – Extended hours program $1,595

*Extended hours programs are not available at all GEKA services.  Please visit our timetable page for further information.
*Fees do not include $100 per year participation levy.
*Concession Card Holder subsidies apply for 15 hours of 4YO kindergarten

4 Year Old Programs

4 Year Old 2021 Cost Per Term
15 hours per week Free – for all families
22.5 hours per week (3 days) – Extended hours program $714
30 hours per week (4 days) – Extended hours program $1,428
37.5 hours per week – Extended hours program $2,142

*Extended hours programs are not available at all GEKA services.  Please visit our timetable page for further information.
*Fees do not include $100 per year participation levy.
*Concession Card Holder subsidies apply for 15 hours of 4YO kindergarten

Payment of Fees

Fee invoices are sent via email prior to the start of each kindergarten term.  Term 1 invoices are sent in October each year.  Invoices are payable 14 days after receipt.

Payment of invoices:

  • The preferred method of payment is via the link on the invoice using a credit or debit card.
  • Alternatively, payment can be made directly to our nominated bank account on the invoice. Please reference the invoice number when paying by this method.

If you have an invoice query, or are experiencing financial difficulties, please contact GEKA Finance via our Contact Us form

Concessions

Children who attend 4YO kindergarten will be exempt (no fee payable) for up to 15 hours per week of

kindergarten for term fees if the parent or child hold one of the following current cards:

  • Commonwealth Health Care Card
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs Gold or White Card
  • Commonwealth Pensioner Concession Card
  • In-country Special Humanitarian visa (subclass 201)
  • My child is known to Child Protection Services
  • Global Special Humanitarian visa (subclass 202)
  • Aboriginal / Torres Strait Islander
  • Bridging visas A-E
  • Triplets or more in the same year of kindergarten
  • Refugee visa (subclass 200)
  • Protection visa (subclass 866)
  • Temporary Humanitarian Concern visa (subclass 786)
  • Emergency Rescue visa (subclass 203)
  • Woman at risk visa (subclass 204)

Children who are Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander, or known to Child Protection, or referred by Child Protection to Child FIRST can go to kindergarten for free or at low cost for two year before they start primary school, usually starting when they are three years old.

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