The Cottage fees are based on a sliding scale in proportion to household income.


Annual Household Income

Gross (before tax)

Weekly Household Income

Gross (before tax)

Counselling Fee
Health Care Card Holders Health Care Card Holders $40
Less than $40,000 Less than $770 $50
$40,000 – $60,000 $770 – $1155 $80
$60,000 – $80,000 $1155 – $1540 $100
$80,000 – $100,000 $1540 – $1925 $120
Over $100,000 Over $1925 $140


Some of our relationship counsellors offer 1 1/2 hour sessions. You would then pay 1 1/2 times the fee on the Sliding Scale.

We have two payment options at The Cottage, one is the sliding scale as above. If your counsellor is also a Psychologist or Social Worker then you are also eligible for Medicare Rebate using a Mental Health Care Plan.

Appointments Outside of Normal Business Hours:

Before 9.00 am or after 4.30 pm, appointments have a minimum fee of $60.

Having difficulty paying the counselling fee?
The scale provides a guide. Alternative payment options can be discussed with your counsellor.

Cancelled or missed appointments:
If appointments are missed or cancelled without due notice there will be a charge, being half of your regular counselling fee.