Fees and Rebates

Note: The following fees apply from 1st August 2018 through to 30th June 2019.

About Our Fees

Our fees are set at a level that reflects:

  • The specialised nature of our services. We only help children, teenagers and parents with learning, emotional and social issues and we provide a 100% private and independent service.
  • The qualifications and experience of our child psychologists. All staff are fully registered psychologists with postgraduate training in Educational & Developmental Psychology and substantial experience. They are experts in education and familiar with the school environments found at many different private and government schools around Melbourne. They are also employed as permanent staff, not contractors.
  • The level of follow-up care and support we provide to help our clients reach their full potential – at school and in life.

Fee Schedule

30 minute initial parent consultation – $138, less any private health rebate

50 minute initial parent consultation – $250, less any private health rebate

50 minute consultation – $200*, less any private health or Medicare rebate

(*This rate applies when the booking is prepaid one week in advance; otherwise the standard $250 rate applies for payment made on attendance.)

76-90 minute consultation – $364, less any private health rebate (short assessment session)

91-120 minute consultation – $472, less any private health rebate (standard assessment session)

Private Health Fund Rebates

If you are NOT claiming a Medicare rebate AND you have private health cover that includes psychology services you can claim a private health fund rebate.

Rebates will vary widely depending on your health fund and your level of cover. If in doubt, please check with your health fund or ask your psychologist for a health fund quote when you visit our office.

Medicare Rebates

If you have a valid referral from your doctor you can claim a Medicare rebate of $84.80 for each 50 minute counselling session. Up to 10 rebates can be claimed per calendar year.

Your out-of-pocket cost will be further reduced if you reach the threshold for the Medicare Safety Net scheme. There are two safety net schemes which operate side-by-side:

  1. The ‘Original’ Medicare Safety Net
  2. The ‘Extended’ Medicare Safety Net

If your family reaches the extended threshold Medicare will cover 80% of any future out-of-pocket costs for out-of-hospital Medicare services for the remainder of the calendar year.

Learning Assessment Fees

We tailor our assessment services to your child’s specific needs and the exact cost will be quoted at your initial consultation.

A full learning assessment will be approximately $2,200 – 2,400 in total (depending on the tests administered) – spread over several weeks and appointments.

However, the total out-of-pocket fee will depend on any private health fund rebates you are entitled to at each of the consultations. (Note: Medicare rebates do not apply to assessments.)

Cancellation Policy

Occasionally there are good reasons for cancellations. However, unlike brief medical appointments, it is nearly impossible to fill a 50+ minute session with short notice. Furthermore, we also dedicate significant time and care to session planning and preparation and there are substantial overhead costs associated with providing you with these services.

For these reasons, we require all clients to agree to the following notice periods in order to use our service:

  • For 50 minute appointments we require at least THREE (3) DAYS notice of cancellation
  • For an assessment appointment we require at least  SEVEN (7) DAYS notice of cancellation
  • To fully cancel an assessment service we require at least FOURTEEN (14) DAYS notice

Click here to read the full cancellation policy including cancellation fees

We hope you find this to be a fair and reasonable policy and we thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.

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Why have 1735* parents chosen us?

(*As of 4th May, 2018.)

  • Private and confidential: We are a private service so you will receive 100% independent and confidential advice.
  • Child and adolescent experts: We only work with school age children, teenagers and parents.
  • Education and school experts: We will help you navigate the school system to get the best possible results for your child.
  • Qualified and experienced: We only employ psychologists with a master degree or higher and experience working in schools.
  • Fast appointments: We don't keep a waiting list and see most new clients within 7 days.
  • Convenient location: We are in Port Melbourne with easy access from many parts of Melbourne and unrestricted street parking.
  • Trusted methods: We use approaches that are strongly supported by research evidence or clinical experience.
  • Lovely beachside office: You will love our quiet, modern and attractive office, with its beach and ocean-themed rooms.