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|