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More affordable childcare in 2023

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Some states and territories are improving the subsidies available to families in 2023 to help reduce the cost of care. See below for further information about what's on offer in your state.

Victoria

Under the Best Start, Best Life program, the Victorian Government has promised to fund 15 hrs of preschool for all 3 and 4 year olds from next year, providing $2,000 per child to reduce out of pocket costs, in addition to the Child Care Subsidy. Read more about the Best Start, Best Life program

New South Wales

The NSW Government has confirmed it will provide up to $2110 in fee relief for all children that choose to attend their preschool program at Goodstart from 2023.
 
This additional funding is on top of the existing child care subsidy and could mean an extra $40 per week in families' pockets. Read more about the NSW early years commitment

Queensland

The Queensland Government has promised additional funding for eligible children that choose to access their kindergarten program at Goodstart in 2023. Goodstart is working closely with the Queensland Government to ensure this funding can be delivered to all eligible families from 1 January 2023. Read more about Queensland kindergarten funding

South Australia

The South Australian Government will continue to provide targeted fee relief for low income and other eligible families on top of the Child Care Subsidy. Ask your centre if you might be eligible today!

Western Australia

The State Government has committed to providing funding to benefit children participating in preschool at Goodstart for the first time in 2023! Read more about the WA preschool funding agreement

Northern Territory

The Territory Government has committed to providing funding to benefit children participating in preschool at Goodstart for the first time in 2023! Read more about the NT preschool funding agreement

Australian Capital Territory

The Territory Government has committed to providing funding to benefit children participating in preschool at Goodstart for the first time in 2023! Read more about the ACT preschool funding agreement

Tasmania

The State Government has committed to providing funding to benefit children participating in preschool at Goodstart for the first time in 2023! Read more about Tasmanian kinder funding

To enrol now for kindergarten or preschool at Goodstart in 2023 call our friendly Family Support Team on 1800 222 543.

*The above information is a guide only and is subject to change. Please make sure to visit the relevant state government website to confirm all of the funding and subsidies available to families in your state.
 

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