How do I claim Child Care Subsidy?
Learn more about the new subsidy and how to transition.
Estimate what your new Child Care Subsidy might be.
The Package includes a new-Child Care Subsidy, which replaces the current Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate. The Child Care Subsidy will be paid directly to services.There are also changes to the annual cap which will make child care more affordable for most families.
Three things will determine a family’s level of Child Care Subsidy:
- A family’s income will determine the percentage of subsidy they are eligible for
- An activity test will determine how many hours of subsidised care families can access, up-to a maximum of 100 per fortnight, and
- The type of child care service will determine the hourly rate cap.