Primary school levels for child care fee assistance

The first year of recognised primary school may be different depending on the state or territory you live in.

We won’t pay child care fee assistance for any hours that your child is at school. For school aged children, we’ll only pay it for child care outside of school hours.

Primary school levels based on your state and territory

You'll need to provide us with this information when you claim child care fee assistance.

If you get child care fee assistance, you need to tell us when your child starts primary and secondary school.

State or territory Recognised as primary school Not recognised as primary school
Australian Capital Territory Kindergarten and years 1-6 Preschool
New South Wales Kindergarten and years 1-6 Preschool
Northern Territory Transition and years 1-6 Preschool
Queensland Preparatory and years 1-6 Kindergarten/Preschool
South Australia Reception and years 1-7 Kindergarten
Tasmania Preparatory and years 1-6 Kindergarten
Victoria Preparatory and years 1-6 Kindergarten/Preschool
Western Australia Pre-primary and years 1-6 Kindergarten

Page last updated: 18 June 2018