Kindergarten Fees and Charges

Kindergarten Fees

Kindergarten Fees

The provision of kindergarten programs is partly funded by the State Government with the balance of funds required coming from fees paid by parents. To view our kindergarten fees, click on the appropriate year link below:

2021 Kindergarten Fees

2022 Kindergarten Fees

For children/families who meet the criteria, further assistance with fees is available. Please view subsidies section below for further information

Kindergarten Charges

  • Kindergarten Fee Deposit ($100 non-refundable): Parents/guardians are required to pay a fee deposit on offer of a place. This payment is retained and deducted from term one fees. This is a non-refundable fee
  • Participation Levy ($100 refundable): The participation of parents/guardians is encouraged by the service and can help to keep costs more affordable. However not all families are able to assist at the service. A refundable $100 levy system per child has been introduced by services and replaces voluntary labour with paid labour which is refunded after participation in a working bee or other specified activity.

Kindergarten Fee Subsidy – Concessions

The Kindergarten Fee Subsidy gives eligible children free or low-cost kindergarten. To be eligible, the parent or child must 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)

Early Start Kindergarten Fee Subsidy

Early Start Kindergarten gives eligible children 15 hours of free or low-cost kindergarten a week for two years before starting school. To be eligible, your child must be three by 30 April in the year they start kindergarten, and:

  • is from a refugee or asylum seeker background, or
  • identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, or
  • your family has had contact with child protection

Children turning three during the year

Children under three will not be able to attend a funded kindergarten program until they turn three, unless the service has enough staff to cover the required ratios. Where children do not attend from the beginning of the kindergarten year because they turn three between January and April, the term fee will be waived for the period they do not attend.

Payment of Fees

Fee invoices are sent via email prior to the start of each kindergarten term and must be paid in order for your child to commence Kindergarten.  Term 1 invoices are sent in October the year before commencement of kindergarten.

Payment of invoices:

  • By credit card/debit card.
  • By direct debit into our nominated bank account on the invoice.

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

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