Understanding the Child Care Subsidy
On 2 July 2018 the Australian Government introduced a new Child Care Subsidy Package
(replacing the Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate).
The Child Care Subsidy is paid directly to services to be passed onto families.
Three things determine a family’s level of Child Care Subsidy:
1. A family’s annual adjusted taxable income determines the percentage of subsidy they are eligible for
2. An activity test determines how many hours of subsidised care families can access (up to a maximum of 100 per fortnight)
3. The type of child care service determines the hourly rate cap.
To find out more information, or to get an estimate of expected entitlements go to: www.education.gov.au/ChildCarePackage
To apply for CCS: Sign into your Centrelink online account through myGov
Select Complete your Child Care Subsidy assessment task.