Child care is expensive and families have to manage many important financial, family and social obligations. Where a person lives will also have a big impact on their child care costs, with some daily rates as high as $170 a day.

Our table below highlights the average childcare costs compared against Sydney. Childcare within the Bellingen Shire is often with no waiting periods and at considerably less cost to other locations.

Average Bellingen childcare costs compared to Sydney

Balmain $126.89 Bellingen $68
 Narrabeen $115.97
 Cronulla $95.20
 Sydney City  $153.55
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