Priority of Access​

As per DEEWR regulations we operate on a priority of access.

First: A child at risk of serious abuse or neglect.

Second: A child of a single parent who satisfies, or of parents who both satisfy, the work/training/study test under section 14 of the Family Assistance Act 1999.

Third: Children of parents who live and/or work in the Centre’s Local Government Area.

Within these main categories priority should also be given to the following children:

  • Children in Aboriginal and Torres Strait families
  • Children in families which include a disabled person
  • Children in families which include an individual whose adjusted taxable income doesn't exceed the lower income threshold or whose partner are on income support
  • Children in families from a non-English speaking background
  • Children in socially isolated families
  • Children of single parents