After school care

boy and girl cookingCouncil’s after school care is a recreational program for primary school aged children.

The program is held in a safe, stimulating environment and is supervised by qualified and experienced staff members.

Activities include cooking, art and craft, games, sport, and environmental activities. Children are encouraged to help plan activities too.

Out of School Hours Care Parent Survey

Parents using Council's After Care service are encouraged to provide feedback on their experiences.

To have your say, please fill in the online Out of School Hours Care Parent survey.

After Care locations

 Yarra City Council operates after school care at three sites in Yarra:

  • Richmond West Primary School
    25 Lennox Street, Richmond
    For children attending Richmond West and Trinity Catholic Primary School.
    Trinity students are picked up by Council’s community bus and transported to Richmond West.
    Telephone: 9429 7502      
    Family Assistance Office Code: 1-6 O 0-24

  • Collingwood College
    Vere Street, Collingwood
    For children attending Collingwood College and St Joseph’s Primary School.
    St Joseph’s students travel by Council’s ‘walking school bus’ to the program.
    Telephone: 9416 2820       
    Family Assistance Office Code: 1-6 N 3-35

  • Atherton Gardens
    125 Napier Street, Fitzroy
    For children attending Fitzroy Primary School and Sacred Heart Primary School.
    Students travel to the program by Council’s ‘walking school bus’.
    Telephone: 9419 3049        
    Family Assistance Office Code: 1-6 MU-50

After School Care operates from 3pm to 6pm. Permanent bookings cost $16 per day and casual bookings cost $19 per day. Fees are to be paid weekly or fortnightly.

Cash, cheque, credit card and EFTPOS payments can be made in person at council offices at Richmond Town Hall, Collingwood Town Hall or the Connie Benn Centre.

Families who have registered for the Child Care Benefit with the Family Assistance Office can pay a reduced fee. The Family Assistance Office can be contacted on 13 61 50. The line for non-English speakers is 13 12 02.

Enrolment form

All children must be enrolled in order to attend after school care. Please complete the below enrolment form:

pdf format OSHC Enrolment form 2017 (2.25 MB)

Further information
Deanne Halpin
Outside School Hours Resource Officer
Family and Children’s Services
9205 5482

External Sites

Richmond West Primary School

Collingwood College

Family Assistance Office

Department of Education and Training

National Childcare Accreditation Council      



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