Outside of school hours care costs almost $2 an hour more for Albury parents, than it does across the border in Wodonga.
But centre based day care is cheaper in Albury than it is in the Wodonga-Alpine area.
On average parents putting their children in outside school hours care in Albury during December paid $8.90 an hour, while in the Wodonga- Alpine region parents paid just $6.93 an hour.
In December, Albury parents paid more than most people in the country for their out of hours care, with the cost per hour averaging out nationally to just $7.30.
The cost of after school care increased more than 13 per cent from December 2017 to December 2018 in the Wodonga-Alpine district - an increase of almost $1 an hour.
Care costs per hour only rose 8.6 per cent in Albury, about 76 cents per hour.
The Wangaratta-Benalla region offered the most affordable outside school hours care with the average person paying $6.31 an hour and the fee per hour only increased 4.7 per cent in the 12 months to December 2018.
Albury's average hourly cost is also higher than the average cost of outside school hours care in Wagga, where parents pay on average $7.19 an hour, and Shepparton where the average cost is $7.24 an hour.
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However, parents putting their children in Albury day care pay, on average, less than those in the Wodonga-Alpine region.
Per hour centre based day care cost parents in Albury $9.67, while across the border daycare costs twenty cents more an hour at $9.87.
In the Upper Murray district, excluding Albury, the cost of day care increased by more than 12 per cent from December 2017 to December 18, to an average of $9.55 per hour across the region's nine centres.
In the Wangaratta-Benalla district childcare costs increased nine per cent on average from December 2017 to December 18, up to $9.25 an hour.
Last month, Education Minister Dan Tehan said out-of-pocket child care costs for families were down 7.9 per cent since the government's Child Care Subsidy was introduced on July 2, 2018.
"Since rolling out the new system, more than $7.2 billion in subsidies has been paid to support more than 1.6 million children in more than 1.1 million families," he said.