Our Fees


Our fees are based on a 40 week teaching year and are set annually by the Board at the July Board meeting. Rates vary depending on whether your child’s position is government funded. Fees are deducted fortnightly via Direct Debit from your nominated bank account or credit card. The 2018 fees are:

Government Funded


For children who are 4 & 5 years old or who will turn 4 before the 31st July in the year preschool year.


  • $44 per day

Unfunded Position

For children turning 4 years old after the 31st July in the preschool year.

  • $70 per day


Other Circumstances


There are reduced fees for Health Care Card holders and Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders.


  • Please enquire

please note


Birrahlee is a registered carer, not an approved carer. Registered care is for work related purposes. If you or your partner are working, training or studying, you may claim the Child Care Benefit. You will need to register with the Family Assistance Office. A separate receipt to claim for the CCB will be issued. A minimum of 4 weeks’ notice in writing is required before a child is withdrawn from the preschool or parents are responsible for the fees. Please click here to download our Fee Policy.

Payment of Fees


Term fees are payable fortnightly via direct debit from a bank account or credit card. Click here to download the 2018 Fee Schedule.
The 2019 Fee Schedule is also available by clicking here.
We also use the direct debit system for other payments, e.g. holding deposits, excursions, extended hours, etc. Payments via Visa or Mastercard attract a 1.87% transaction fee and 4.4% for American Express. To download the Direct Debit Form please click here.