When it comes to covering the cost of childcare, the way you may receive assistance has recently changed, removing the Child Care Rebate and Benefits, and introducing the Child Care Subsidy. Below is the basic information you need to know, as well as some handy links to useful web pages to help you determine your eligibility and potential assistance amount.
The new Child Care Subsidy is paid directly to your child care provider to reduce the fees you pay. You may be eligible if you or your partner meet the following factors:
Your child must also satisfy the following:
Some families will be able to receive support in addition to their child care subsidy. There are 3 different types of Additional Child Care Subsidy that you can apply for. You can apply if you’re either:
When determining eligibility for the Child Care Subsidy, the following factors will be taken into consideration:
The amount of subsidised child care you can access per fortnight applies to each child.
The package includes a $1.2 billion Safety Net to give the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children, including those from regional and remote communities, a strong start through access to quality early learning and child care.