Competitive Fees

AWELC aim to keep our fees as affordable and market competitive as possible. Fees are reviewed by the Committee of Management in accordance with Award wage increases and other sector costs associated with providing high quality early years education and care. Families are given a minimum of 14 days notice before any fee increase takes effect.

Prior to commencing at the service please contact Centrelink to determine whether your family is eligible to receive the Childcare Subsidy (CCS) as these entitlements may reduce your child’s fees. For more information please visit the MyGov website run by the Australian Government. They have a range of fact sheets with information on childcare as well as all available fee assistance that you may be eligible for.

You can access further information on the MyGov Website


(LAST UPDATED: 23 January 2024)

Fees subject to change, please check with Centre Director for latest fees
Fee Type Charge
10 Hour$150 per day per child (also applies to casual bookings)
11 Hour$152 per day per child (also applies to casual bookings)
Enrolment Fee$100 upon accepting a place (not refundable)
Cooperative Share$2 per Family upon enrolment (not refundable)
Incursion & Excursions Up to $30 per event TBC
Late Collection Fee $30 for first 10 minutes (or part thereof), and then $30 for every subsequent 10-minute intervals (or part thereof)
Non-compliance with sign in / out requirement 1st instance: Reminder Email
2nd instance: $20
3rd and all subsequent instances: $50

All Fees are collected through a Direct Debit process that occurs every second Tuesday (fortnightly).

Each direct debit transaction incurs a $1.00 charge when debited from a Bank Account; when debited from a debit or credit card additional Fees are charged (please contact your Bank for this information).

A Fee of $8.80 is currently charged for dishonoured payments – please note this is subject to change at short notice.

Operating Hours

Monday to Friday







Victorian Public Holidays


Summer Shutdown


Professional Development Day
(1 per year)