Child Care Subsidy

The Australian Government assists Australian families with their child care fees through Child Care Subsidy (CCS). For eligible families, Centrelink pays this subsidy directly to our centre on your behalf to reduce your out of pocket costs.

Child Care Subsidy Calculator

To be eligible for the Child Care Subsidy, a number of requirements must be met.

The child must

  • be a ‘Family Tax Benefit child’ or ‘regular care chid’ and
  • be 13 or under and not attending secondary school and
  • meet immunisation requirements.

The person claiming the Child Care Subsidy, or their partner, must

  • meet residency requirements and
  • meet the Child Care Subsidy activity test (or be eligible for an exemption) and
  • be liable to pay for care provided under a Complying Written Arrangement (the agreement) with their child care provider.

Child care must be provided by an approved provider in Australia and not be part of a compulsory education program, for example school.

Further information can be found on the Australian Government Department of Human Services website.

Below is a link to Centrelink’s CCS Calculator, developed to assist Australian parents estimate their CCS eligibility and possible payment.

Click here for Child Care Subsidy Calculator

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