Waiting List Applications are compiled and consideration of placement is decided with regards to date registered, requested date of entry, age of child and availability.
Application FormSpecial Consideration is given to;
- Families with a sibling currently attending the Centre
- Children of single parents
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Families
- Children in families which include a disable person
- Children in families with a non English speaking background
- children in families which include an individual who’s adjusted taxable income does not exceed the lower income threshold or who’s partner are on income support
- Children in socially isolated families
Priority of Access
One of the main reasons the Australian Government funds child care is to meet the child care needs of Australian families. However, the demand for childcare sometimes exceeds supply in some locations. When this happens, it is important for services to allocate places to those families with the greatest need for child care support.
The Australian Government has Priority Access Guidelines for allocating places in these circumstances. These guidelines apply to centre based long day care.
The following three levels of priority are as follows:
Priority 1 – a child at risk of serious abuse or neglect
Priority 2 – a child of a single parent who satisfies, or of parents who both satisfy, the work/training/study test under section 14 of the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) act 1999
Priority 3 – any other child
Australian Government payments made to families to assist with the costs of care include Child Care Benefit (CCB), Special Child Care Benefit (SCCB), Grandparent Child Care Benefit (GCCB), Jobs, Education and Training Child Care Fee Assistance (JETCCFA) and Child Care Tax Rebate (CCTR).