Priority of Access

Under State and Commonwealth government funding agreements, we are required to follow priority of access guidelines.

If there are more families requiring care than places available at Joey’s Cottage we must fill them according to the following priorities:

  • Priority 1: a child at risk of serious abuse or neglect
  • Priority 2: a child of a single parent who satisfies, or of parents who both satisfy, the work, training, study test
  • Priority 3: any other child.

Waiting List

To place your child on our waiting list, please complete the form below and send.

Security Bond

After your position has been offered a security bond is payable to Joey’s Cottage. No offer of placement will be deemed accepted by Joey’s Cottage until the bond is paid. Should the family choose not to start care after the bond is paid then two weeks’ notice must be given in writing or email.

The security bond is held by the service until the child ceases care. At this time, the bond will be either credited to the family’s general account or refunded. In the case of non-payment of fees, the security bond will be forfeited to cover the debt or costs incurred. Two weeks’ notice is required to end care.