For the 2018 income year:
• the weekly variable standard-cost for one to two boarders will be $266 each, and
• the weekly variable standard-cost for third and subsequent number of boarders will be $218 each.
These amounts have been adjusted as a consequence of the annual movement of the Consumers Price Index for the 12 months to March 2018, which showed an increase of 1.1%. For boarding service providers who have a standard 31 March balance date, the new amounts apply for the period from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018