Subsidy Rates and Payments paid by

The Department for Child Protection and Family Support

Effective from 1 July 2016

Basic Subsidy

 

Age Group

Fortnightly Subsidy

0 – 6 years

$377.82

7 – 12 years

$444.87

13 –17 years

$511.92

 

Pocket Money

 

Age Group

Fortnightly Subsidy

6 – 12 years

$8.00

13 – 15 years

16 – 17 years

$20.00

$26.00 - Exceptional circumstances only

 

Note: Receipt of pocket money and clothing allowance will not be paid if a young person is working or receiving a Centrelink benefit.  Such instances should be discussed with the young person’s case manager.

 

Respite

 

Foster parents are entitled to five days respite per month; further days require extended respite approval to avoid overpayment. The daily rates are as follows:

 

Age Group

Daily Subsidy

0 – 6 years

$33.14 (equivalent to $464.00 per fortnight)

7 – 12 years

$39.51 (equivalent to $553.12 per fortnight)

13 –17 years

$45.87 (equivalent to $642.24 per fortnight)

 

Clothing Allowance

 

Paid three times a year in January, May and September (paid in advance)

 

Age Group

Allowance (3 times per year)

0 – 6 years

$178.81 every 4 months

7 – 12 years

$235.28 every 4 months

13 – 15 years

$400.00 every 4 months

(16 – 17 year olds in exceptional circumstances only)

 

Special Guardianship Orders (previously known as Enduring Parental Responsibility)

 

Age Group

Fortnightly Payment from 31 January 2011

0 – 6 years

$398.30

7 – 12 years

$470.50

13 –17 years

$568.80

 

 

 

Special Needs Loading – Part A rates only

 

 

SNL - Hours spent providing extra care to meet the special needs

0-6yrs

 7-12yrs

13-18yrs

 of a child/young person 

$

$

$

 7-14 hours per week 

 $      75.56

 $     88.97

 $    102.38

 15-21 hours per week 

 $    151.13

 $   177.95

 $    204.77

 22-28 hours per week 

 $    226.69

 $   266.92

 $    307.15

 29-35 hours per week 

 $    302.26

 $   355.90

 $    409.54

 36+ hours per week 

 $    377.82

 $   444.87

 $    511.92