Mobile and Occasional Care Services - Annual fees update

Annual fees and service approval application fees will now align with the annual fees and application fees for services regulated under the National Law.

06 July 2020

In 2018 the NSW Government amended the Children (Education and Care Services) Supplementary Provisions Act 2011 to align the requirements for state regulated services with services regulated under the National Law.

Part of this transition includes changes to the way annual fees are invoiced for state regulated services (mobile and occasional care services). Annual fees and service approval application fees will now align with the annual fees and application fees for services regulated under the National Law. Fees for other transactions (such as waiver applications and applications for reassessment) will also now apply to state regulated services, as they do to services regulated under the National Law – these fees are set out on ACECQA’s website.

As outlined in the table below, there will be a slight increase and a change in the calculation thresholds for the annual fees and service approval application fees for state regulated services. Fees are indexed and will now be due at the same time (the first day of the financial year) as fees for services regulated under the National Law.

To assist services transition to the new invoicing system, annual fees that fall due within the 2020-2021 financial year will be waived. This includes all fee payments that are currently outstanding.

This will mean that the next payment of fees for state regulated services will be due on 1 July 2021. Invoices for annual service fees will be sent to approved providers approximately four weeks prior to this date.


Previous Fees

Children’s (Education and Care Services) Supplementary Provisions Regulation 2011

[Repealed September 2018]

Current Fees

Education and Care Services National Regulations

[Current fees as noted on ACECQA website – indexed effective 1 July 2020]

Annual fee
Annual fee for the operation of a mobile education and care service: $275 Now classified as a ‘centre-based service’. See below.

Annual fee for the operation of a centre-based education and care service:

  • provided to not more than 29 children: $185
  • provided to more than 29 children, but not more than 60 children: $275
  • provided to more than 60 children: $365

Annual fee for the operation of a centre-based service:

  • 24 places or fewer approved places: $209
  • 25 to 80 approved places: $316
  • 81 or more approved places: $420
Application fee for new service approval
Mobile education and care service: $600 Now classified as a ‘centre-based service’. See below.

Centre-based education and care service:

  • provided to not more than 29 children: $400
  • provided to more than 29 children, but not more than 60 children: $600
  • provided to more than 60 children: $800

Application fee for centre-based education and care service:

  • 24 places or fewer: $462
  • 25 to 80 places: $694
  • 81 or more places: $926

Further information on fees for services regulated under the National Law can be found on ACECQA’s website. If you need any more information or support regarding these changes, you can call the Information and Enquiries team on 1800 619 113 or email your fee-related queries to fees.ececd@det.nsw.edu.au.

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