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Fees and Funding

The Learning Co-op receives recurrent State and Federal Government funding for each child enrolled (in line with other registered schools). We also require the timely payment of fees in order to maintain low teacher-student ratio (approximately 1 staff to 8 students), and to deliver our program of regular camps, excursions and incursions.


At the Learning Co-op we aim to offer affordable alternative education. We are able to keep the fees low because of the high level of involvement of the families in the day-to-day running of the Co-operative.

Fees in 2024 are $360 per child/per term. Sibling fee discount of 10% applies to the second child and 50% discount to third and subsequent children that are attending co-currently.

There is also an additional Camps and Excursion fee of $150 per child/per year.

Low Income/Health Care card holder concession fee is $270 per child/per term. Health care card holders do not need to pay the additional Camps and Excursion fee.


The fees cover all material and extra-curricular activities that are often ‘extras’ in many government and independent schools, such as excursions, incursions, camps, books, music tuition, swimming (terms 1 & 4) and gymnastics (terms 2 & 3). Parents may be asked to contribute to the cost of food or accomodation for camps that are longer than 2 nights.

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