Child Care Subsidy is temporarily unavailable due to COVID-19.
The Government Child Care Subsidy (CCS) is the main system that assists families with their child care fees.
Some basic requirements that must be satisfied to be eligible to receive Child Care Subsidy include:
There are three factors that determine the level of a family's Child Care Subsidy:
1. Combined Family Income
The combined family income determines the family's eligible CCS percentage (Subsidy Rate).
Please note that you will need to inform Centrelink if there are any changes to your combined income.
Refer to Department of Education- Combined Family Income for more information.
2. Activity Level of Parent
The amount of work related activity level determines the eligible hours of subsidy.
The activity level is calculated from the least active parent.
Please refer to Department of Education- Activity Test for more information.
3. Type of Child Care Service
The Government has different maximum hourly subsidy rates based on the type of child care service.
We are classified as 'Centre Based Day Care'.
Please refer to Department of Education- Service Type for more information.
If you have all relevant information, feel free to contact us for an estimate of your eligible CCS, or simply use the online estimate calculator.