Fees and benefits

Jabiru endeavours to keep fees fair and affordable for families. Each of our services is unique, and the fees differ from service to service.

Most families receive some form of support from the government to reduce fees, even families on high incomes:

Child Care Benefit is a payment based on family income. Families on lower incomes receive significant reductions in their fees for outside school hours care. All Jabiru outside school hours care services are approved for Child Care Benefit.

Child Care Rebate is not means tested but is available to families where both parents are working, studying, training, looking for work or caring for a person with a disability. Child Care Rebate will give you back up to 50% of your out of pocket fees after child care benefit, up to $7,500 per year per child.

The table below shows an example of the savings that can result.  Check with your school service for relevant price details for you.

Service Full fee Cost to you
with 100% CCB +CCR
Cost to you
with just CCR
Before school care

$13.00

$3.47 $6.50

After school care

$19.30 $5.08

$9.65

Vacation care

$48.00 $5.73 (people on full CCB get two free days/week)

$24.00

 

Register for Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate by ringing Centrelink on 136 150 or going online to the Department of Human Services website http://www.humanservices.gov.au/

If you already have a Centrelink Customer Reference Number, it’s easy to register. If not, you may need to allow a little time but it will make a significant difference to the cost of your care.