Apply for after school or vacation care

We run 5 after-school and vacation care programs for primary school children aged 5 to 12 years in Surry Hills, Redfern, The Rocks (KGV), Ultimo and Woolloomooloo.

Project Status: When you need to do this

Marley Woods

For all general enquiries about outside school hours care (OSHC) in the city.

phone number
02 9246 7887
email address
[email protected]

What you need to do

Talk to the leader at your chosen centre

If you’re considering enrolling your child into a program for the first time, we recommend contacting the team leader first.

Redfern OSHC team leader

KGV OSHC team leader

After-school care: Monday to Friday 3pm to 6pm. Vacation care: Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm

Ultimo OSHC team leader

Woolloomooloo OSHC team leader

After-school care: Monday to Friday 3pm to 6pm. Vacation care: Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm.

Surry Hills OSHC team leader

After school care: Monday to Friday, 3pm to 6pm. While the Girls and Boys Brigade Building is being renovated, this service is temporarily located at:

Before you start

Programs include:

  • arts and crafts
  • games
  • gardening and cooking
  • homework groups
  • music and dance
  • sport and fitness.

The programs don’t operate on public holidays and close for a short break over the Christmas and New Year period.

The Surry Hills vacation care program is run by the Girls and Boys Brigade.


For our programs at Ultimo, The Rocks (KGV) and Woolloomooloo, after-school care costs $27 a session and holiday care is $61 a day, which includes excursion or activity costs. 

Fees generally do not apply at Woolloomooloo, Surry Hills or Redfern, except for some activities and excursions during school holidays. Please note, certain access criteria need to be met before your child's enrolment can be confirmed. To find out more, contact the team leader directly. At Woolloomooloo, fees only apply to families who do not meet the criteria for free access to the services. 

The child care subsidy is available to help with the cost of fees for children using the programs at Ultimo and The Rocks. A discount off the standard fee is also available for eligible families using these 2 centres.

Late pick-up penalty fees apply.

For more information about fees and availability for your child, please call 02 9298 3104.

Child care subsidy

See who can get it, how much you can get and how to claim.