How To Apply
All parents are entitled to apply for a place at Fawkner Park Children’s Centre. Here you will find a waiting list application form as well as a letter that outlines the Centre’s waiting list priorities and some frequently asked questions. Download the “Waiting list application form” and “Waiting list priorities letter.”
To join the waiting list you will need to download the waiting list application form and return it to us by post with a non-refundable fee of $50. The fee is payable by cheque or money order. Please note credit card payments cannot be accepted. As stated on the form this payment does not guarantee a place but puts you on the waiting list.
The waiting list gives first priority to families who live and work in the City of Melbourne, South Yarra precinct. More details are included in the waiting list letter which can be found above.
Childcare fees government assistance
Fawkner Park Children’s Centre is a registered child care service and eligible families can apply to receive Federal Government child care fee assistance.
The Child Care Benefit (CCB) payment is income tested and paid directly to the approved child care service to reduce the child care fees that eligible families pay.
The Child Care Rebate (CCR) payment helps families cover the out-of-pocket costs of child care and it is not income tested. Even if your family income is too high for you to receive the Child Care Benefit, you may be eligible for the Child Care Rebate. It covers up to 50 per cent of out-of-pocket costs, up to $7,500 per child, per financial year. The rebate cap will increase to $10,000 from 1st July, 2018.
You may choose to receive the Child Care Rebate either directly to your bank account, or through your child care service provider as a fee reduction.
Please visit mychild.gov.au for further information about CCB and CCR.
You can apply for the Child Care Benefit online or in person through Centrelink. To apply online, visit the Department of Human Services website.
The “No Jab, No Play” Victorian State Government legislation requires all children to be fully immunised for their age at the time of enrolment in child care.
To accept a formal offer of child care at Fawkner Park Children’s Centre, you must provide a copy of your child’s Immunisation History Statement from the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register. Immunisation History Statements can be obtained by contacting Medicare: