School Holiday Programs

The YMCA Phillip Island school holiday program caters for primary school children aged 5 - 12 years.

Holiday Program   Website

The Phillip Island Leisure Centre Vacation Care Program offers a wide range of activities including arts and crafts, cooking sport, excursions and incursions. Child Care Subsidy is available to families (see below).

Activities reflect the develpmental needs of the children and the interest of the children. Families and children are asked to provide feedback each program to help determine activities and excursions that are available during the program.

The YMCA provides a safe, secure, fun and positive environment for your children. Staff are all Childcare qualified and hold a current working with children's check, police check and first aid qualification.

Program hours:

  • 8.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday during school holidays. No program on public holidays

Summer School Holiday Program- Bookings open November 22nd 2019

Program: Monday 6th to Friday 24th January 2020

Please refer to our brochure at right for program details.

Child Care Subsidy

Click here to read more about the child care subsidy.


Many families are currently unaware that Centrelink automatically ceases any Child Care Subsidy (CCS) for families who have not attended for 8 weeks.

What does this mean for me?
If you are only using our program during school holiday periods, your bookings are more than 8 weeks apart. This means your CCS will have stopped and won’t automatically apply to your account for the upcoming program.

What do you need to do?
To make it easy for you, and to ensure there will be no surprises when you receive your statement, there are a few steps you need to complete to re-activate your CCS:
• Book at least one day in the program before the 1st of April (so we know that you are attending again).
• Let us know at the program that you completed this step so we can update your account.
• After the 1st April log into your MyGov account and confirm your enrolment.

Step-by-step instructions on how to do this are here
When you have completed this step, let us know and we will be able to apply your subsidy.

Why can’t I do it straight away?
If you try to confirm your enrolment before the 1st of April, Centrelink will cease your CCS again due to non-attendance at the program and we will need to repeat the process again.

We apologise for adding things to your to-do list, but we want to ensure that by the time statements come out and your account is debited, CCS is applying as it should.


This form is to be completed for every child once every calendar year. Includes personal information, medical information, emergency contacts etc. Form can be submitted at any time, but must be submitted prior to a booking being made. Due to DHS requirements, the enrolment form must be handed in at our centre so that staff can sight your child's immunisation record, health record and birth certificate - these must be original and a copy kept on file.

Can't find your Immunisation Certificate? You can download a copy from the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register.


Form is to be completed for every child each holiday program. Form will be available approximately 3 weeks prior to each vacation period. Bookings will open approximately 2 weeks prior to each vacation period.

For more information on our Vacation Care program please contact Phillip Island  Leisure Centre on (03) 5952 2811 or use the Contact Us section of this website.