Families are asked to pay fees for your child’s attendance at kindergarten. You can decide to pay upfront, or via direct debit, processed each term, fortnightly, or weekly.
Why we Pay Fees
The kindergarten service is subsidised by the Department of Education and Training and Mitchell Shire Council. This subsidy does not however cover the full costs of operating a kindergarten program.
Kindergarten term fees are determined each year by Mitchell Shire Council .
Some 4-year-old families may be eligible to a concession rebate if they have a current eligible concession card.
Kindergarten fees are available on our fees for community services page.
Confirming your Kindergarten Place
When you receive your child's offer into the kindergarten program you are required to pay the first scheduled amount, as confirmation of your child's enrolment before you start kindergarten. If your child is in 4-year-old kindergarten and you are eligible for the Department of Education: Kindergarten fee subsidy, we will need to see your concession card. You will also be asked to sign a Contract for Payment of Fees to agree to its terms.
An invoice for each term will be sent to all families with 28 days to pay. You can pay those fees by cheque, money order, post office or by BPay before the scheduled due date.
Setting up Direct Debit Payments
You can organise for your fees to be deducted from your bank account weekly or fortnightly.
Request a Payment Plan
If your family is experiencing financial hardship or difficulties in paying their fees by the due date, you can contact our Children's Services Department on 03 5734 6200 to organise a payment option arrangement.
Health Care Card Holders
A rebate is available for children enrolled in 4-year-old kindergarten whose parents or guardians hold a current Health Care Card of Pension Card. A rebate is not available for 3-year-old kinder. Department of Education: Kindergarten fee subsidy
Altering or Cancelling Enrolment
If you wish to cancel your child's kindergarten enrolment, change preferences or personal details:
- complete an Alteration or Cancellation of Kindergarten Enrolment Form (download below)
- email your completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org, return in person to any of our Customer Service Centres, or post to Mitchell Shire Council, 113 High Street, Broadford VIC 3658
Term fees are still payable if families have not notified Council of their withdrawal from the program in writing.
If you decide to cancel your child’s enrolment before 31 December we will keep $20 of your initial payment, and refund you the difference. If you cancel after 31 December, you receive no refund.