Canberra has Australia's highest childcare fees - and they are rising

Karen Barlow
By Karen Barlow
Updated May 19 2021 - 9:34am, first published 2:00am
Picture: Shutterstock

The rising cost of childcare in Australia continues to outstrip any increases to the government-provided subsidy, with the ACT stubbornly again recording a rise in fees to maintain the unfortunate record of the highest childcare fees in the nation.

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Karen Barlow

Karen Barlow

Chief Political Correspondent

Karen Barlow is ACM's Chief Political Correspondent. Working in the federal press gallery, she investigates and writes about federal politics and government. She has an interest in integrity, leadership and social equity. She has covered two Olympics and been to Antarctica twice. Contact her on karen.barlow@canberratimes.com.au