NSW Government announces annual fees update for Mobile and Occasional Care
Mobile and occasional care services operating in New South Wales will now pay annual fees and service approval application fees in line with the fees paid by services who are regulated under the National Law.
The new fees align with amendments made to the Children (Education and Care Services) Supplementary Provisions Act 2011 in 2018, under which the requirements for state regulated services were brought into alignment with services regulated under the National Law.
Part of the transitional process which resulted from the amendments includes changes to the way annual fees are invoiced for state regulated services (mobile and occasional care services).
Aside from annual fees and service approval application fees, 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.
There will be a slight increase and a change in 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.
A table outlining the fees, changes, amounts and other information is available here.
For more information or support in relation to the changes, please contact the Information and Enquiries team on 1800 619 113 or email fee-related queries to [email protected]