Fees and Rebates
For Psychology Services

Psychology Services Fees
1/07/2023 - 30/09/2024
(and updated fees effective 1/10/2024)

The Australian Psychological Society (APS) recommends the rate of $311 for psychological services lasting 46 – 60 minutes (2024 – 2025 financial year). 

The Australian Association of Psychologists Inc (AAPi) recommends the rate of $315 for individual and $378 for couples of family (joint) psychological services lasting 46 – 60 minutes (2024 – 2025 financial year). The consultation fees for couples and family therapy is higher than the standard consultation rate to take into account the complexity and preparation required for therapy with more than one person.

Please refer to our list of fees below which are generally under the recommended rate.

Psychology Therapy Fees
50 minutes

Privately Funded
ServiceFeeFee (effective 1/10/2024)
Individual$270$290
Family$300$330
Medicare Rebated
ServiceFeeRebateOut-of-pocket
Individual$270$96.65$173.35
Family$300$96.65$203.35
Individual (effective 1/10/2024)$290$96.65 *$193.35
Family (effective 1/10/2024)$330$96.65 *$233.35

Family Sessions

Family sessions include joint child and parent sessions and some two-parent sessions. If the fee applies to any of your future sessions, this will be discussed with you.

* If a client is eligible for Medicare rebates, you can claim a rebate for client-absent sessions (e.g., parent-only sessions) up to twice per calendar year. Client-absent Medicare claims contribute towards your total Medicare eligible psychology sessions. Therefore, if a GP refers a client granting 6 Medicare rebatable sessions, and 2 are used for parent-only sessions, there are 4 remaining for client-present sessions (i.e., individual and joint-family sessions). 

 

Out-of-Hours Appointments

We currently do not offer appointments outside our business hours, which are 9:30 am – 5:30 pm, Monday to Friday. If out-of-hours appointments are offered as a once-off, there are additional charges:

$30 additional for a Weekday Out-of-Hours Appointment (Appointments before 9:00 am and from 5:00 pm on Weekdays);

$30 additional for Saturday appointments.

Reports and Letters - Upon Request

Report TypeFee per hour ^Fee per hour ^ (effective 1/10/2024)
Medicare-required GP Progress Letter (after 6th and 10th Medicare rebated sessions)$0$0
Summary or Progress Letter (e.g., to another clinician/physician)$270 + GST$290 + GST
Letters or Reports to support Funding (e.g., Centrelink, NDIS)$270 + GST$290 + GST
Letters or Reports to support Assessments (e.g., to a Psychiatrist for an ADHD assessment)$270 + GST$290 + GST
Letters or Reports to support Educational, Occupational, Mediative, or Legal matters$270 + GST$290 + GST
Recommendations (e.g., for educators)$270 + GST$290 + GST

Additional fee information

^ Minimum 30 minutes.

Fees are applied in 15-minute increments thereafter. 

Letters and reports are time intensive, and quotes provided are estimates. 

Assessment Fees

A neuropsychology, neurodevelopmental, or educational assessment is a detailed and complex process. The assessment process typically includes most, if not all of the following:

– Intake session (interview)

– Collateral interview

– Testing

– Questionnaires

– File review (reading background and other provided documentation)

– A detailed Neuropsychological Report

– A feedback session (discussing results)

 

Fee: Depending on the referral questions or concerns, complexity of the case, and purpose of the assessment, the assessment cost with a detailed report range from $1,900 to $4,000+ in some cases. 

The table below provides some fee estimates based on typical assessment costs.

Keep in mind that your psychologist, based on the information they collect during the intake session, may recommend the assessment scope be broader, narrower, or different to what you expected going in. Therefore, anything booked and discussed before your intake session is an estimate. 

ServiceEstimateEstimate (effective 1/10/2024)
Standard Neuropsychological Assessment (cognitive and academic testing)$2,450$2,630
Standard Child Autism Assessment$2,180$2,340
Standard Adult Autism Assessment$1,900$2,050
Short Adaptive Behaviour/Capacity Assessment (assessment add-on)$540$580
Child or Adult ADHD AssessmentContact Us*Contact Us*
Assessment combinations (e.g., Autism + Educational + ADHD)Contact Us^Contact Us^

* ADHD assessments can range from two to three stand-alone 50-minute appointments without a report all the way up to a full comprehensive neuropsychology assessment. One example which demonstrates this is when a differential diagnosis is required based on the concerns raised matching more than just ADHD (e.g., dysregulated attention, learning challenges, and autism characteristics can look similar). 


^ There are many assessment combinations. Please contact us to discuss your needs so we can provide you with more specific information.

Late Fees

Late Appointment Cancellation and Rescheduling Fees (Cancellation Fees)

Please let us know as soon as possible if you cannot, or likely won’t be able to, commit to your appointment. If cancellations occur within 2 business days of the appointment, then a cancellation fee will apply. For example, if your appointment is scheduled for Monday at 9:30 am, the cancellation fee cut-off day/time is the preceding Thursday at 9:30 am. 

Note that cancellation fees may apply for unavoidable sickness. If you 

If you cannot physically attend your scheduled Therapy appointment, we can offer telehealth (video or phone call). Telehealth is not available for testing sessions.

 

 

Cancellation Fees for Therapy and other 50-minute appointments:

Late: Rescheduling or cancelling an appointment within 2 business days of your scheduled appointment time will incur a fee equal to 50% of the consult fee + GST.

Very Late: Rescheduling or cancelling an appointment within 1 business days of your scheduled appointment time will incur a fee equal to 100% of the consult fee + GST.

 

Cancellation Fees for Testing and other ~110-minute assessment appointments:

Late: Rescheduling or cancelling an appointment within 2 business days of your scheduled appointment time will incur a fee equal to $270 + GST ($290 effective 1/10/2024)

Very Late: Rescheduling or cancelling an appointment within 1 business days of your scheduled appointment time will incur a fee equal to $450 + GST ($490 effective 1/10/2024).

 

Late Payment Fee

Fees are due on the day of your or your child’s scheduled appointment. A Late Payment Fee of $10 per day, up to $30, applies for late payments per appointment. 

 

The above late fees cannot be claimed through Medicare or Private Health Insurance.