Headstart Consultation Fees/Payment Information (2016)

Psychology Consultation (on site/phone/skype)
Clinical Psychologist - per 1 hour* $200
Registered Psychologist - per 1 hour* $160
Psychological Report Fee - First Page  $130
Psychological Report Fee - Subsequent Pages $65
* initial consultations require 1.5 hours and fees will be adjusted accordingly 
Speech Pathology Consultation (on site/phone/skype)
Speech Pathologist (assessment and intervention) - per ½ hour ** $80
Comprehensive assessment report $160
** Consults vary from 30 minutes to 2.5 hours 
Occupational Therapy Consultation
Occupational Therapy (assessment and intervention) - per 1 hour  $160
Comprehensive assessment report $160
Psychologist and Speech Pathologist 
Dual Diagnostic Assessment + Report (2.5 - 3 hours) $1150
Single Diagnostic Assessment + Report (2.5 - 3 hours)
Clinical Psychologist $700
Registered Psychologist $650
Speech Pathologist $650
Psycho-educational Assessment
General IQ and Adaptive Functioning/Achievement $800
School/Home Visit
Clinical Psychologist (per hour) $250
Registered Psychologist (per hour) $230
Speech Pathology (per hour) $230
Occupational Therapy (per hour) $230
Travel Time (based on hourly rate, per 15 mins) $32.50
Court Related Reports
By negotiation. (APS rates will apply)  
Non-attendance/Cancellation Fee 
less than 24 hours notice, 50% of your consult fee will be charged  

Payment is expected in full at the time of consultation.We accept Cash,Cheque, EFTPOS, MasterCard, Money Order + Visa.Please Note:

  • Reports will not be released until payment is received.
  • All fees at Headstart are set lower than the Australian Psychological Society's recommended rate of $222 per hour.
  • Medicare and Private Health Insurance rebates do not currently apply for Psycho-Educational assessments.


Medicare rebates may apply with an appropriate referral from a GP. Please book a long consultation with a GP prior to the initial appointment. The GP will establish whether you (or your child) qualify for a Mental Health Care Plan (Psychologist only) or Enhanced Primary Care Plan (Psychologist and/or Speech Pathologist) under the Government's Better Access to Mental Health Care Scheme. Referrals from Paediatricians and Psychiatrists for children under 13 can also attract a Medicare rebate.

Medicare Rebates

Mental Health Care Plan 
Clinical Psychologist consultation (on site) $124.50
Registered Psychologist consultation (on site)





Enhanced Primary Care 
Speech Pathologist consultation (on site) $52.95
Occupational Therapist consultation (on site) $52.95

More information can be found on the Medicare Australia website www.medicareaustralia.gov.au


A majority of Private Health Insurers provide a rebate for Psychological / Speech Pathology / Occupational Therapy Services. It is the responsibility of the individual clients/carers/parents to contact the individual Private Health Provider to determine their rebates.

Please note you are unable to claim a rebate from both Medicare AND Private Health, and can only choose one rebate pathway


See information about NDIS at http://www.disabilitycareaustralia.gov.au

Psychologist $175.57 per hour (fee is inclusive of processing charge)

Speech Pathologist $175.57 per hour (fee is inclusive of processing charge)

Occupational Therapy $175.57 per hour (fee is inclusive of processing charge)

For clients who are self-managing their child's funding, the standard consult rate will be charged.