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

Weekly Household Income (before tax)        Counselling Fee
Health Care Card Holders                                      $40
Less than $770                                                    $50
$770 – $1155                                                      $80
$1155 – $1540                                                   $100
$1540 – $1925                                                   $120
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.