Rebates and financial assistance

All early childhood services charge fees which vary depending on the service provided.

Search for a service and contact them to discuss their fees.

Please note: you will still need to pay fees on public holidays—talk to your provider if you have any concerns.

The Queensland Government and the Australian Government provide ways to reduce your out-of-pocket expenses for early childhood education and care.

Queensland Government benefits

Find out if kindy is free or cheaper

Families and service providers can work out how much Queensland Government kindy funding a service provider will receive by visiting the Kindy savings webpage.

Families can show this result to their chosen sessional kindergarten service or long day care service when talking about how much it will cost.

Australian Government benefits

Child Care Subsidy

From 2 July 2018, one new Child Care Subsidy replaced the two previous child care payments (benefit and rebate). To learn more about the subsidy, please visit Australian Government Child Care Package for families. The Child Care Subsidy will be paid directly to your approved child care providers to reduce the fees you pay.

Additional Child Care Subsidy

The Additional Child Care Subsidy is a top up payment in addition to the Child Care Subsidy and provides additional assistance to families and children facing barriers in accessing child care. The Additional Child Care Subsidy has four elements:

  • Child Wellbeing
  • Grandparents
  • Temporary Financial Hardship
  • Transition to Work