On Monday 13 September, Services Australia recorded a one-off $0 session of care for children enrolled at child care services in Greater Sydney. This is to ensure enrolments remain active during the extended lockdown.
Under Family Assistance Law, enrolments automatically end when a child does not physically attend care for 14 weeks – the $0 session of care will reset the start of the 14-week period to begin from 13 September 2021.
The session will show in your system as “COVID-19 System Update”.
Please confirm the $0 session is now there if your service is in Greater Sydney. If it’s not, you will need to add it manually.
When you vary session reports this week, you must re-enter the $0 session of care unless you are recording actual attendances for a child.
If you vary a session report and do not re-enter the $0 session of care where a child did not attend, their enrolment will cease 14 weeks after their last attendance.
Services in the following Greater Sydney Local Government Areas will have the $0 session applied on 13 September 2021 in the circumstances outlined above.
Bayside, Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Burwood, Camden, Campbelltown, Canada Bay, Canterbury-Bankstown, Central Coast, Parramatta, Shellharbour, City of Sydney, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Hawkesbury, Hornsby, Hunters Hill, Inner West, Ku-ring-gai, Lane Cove, Liverpool, Mosman, North Sydney, Northern Beaches, Penrith, Randwick, Ryde, Strathfield, Sutherland, The Hills Shire, Waverley, Willoughby, Wollondilly, Wollongong, and Woollahra.
For more information: Child care enrolments in Greater Sydney