Child Care Legislation

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The Family Assistance Law is the basis for Commonwealth child care fee assistance, which includes the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) and Additional Child Care Subsidy (ACCS).

The Family Assistance Law also provides for the approval of child care providers to administer child care fee assistance on behalf of families.

The following legislation and legislative instruments make up the legislation relating to child care from 2 July 2018.

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Previous Child Care System (Until 1 July 2018)

On 2 July 2018, the Child Care Benefit (CCB) and Child Care Rebate (CCR) ceased and were replaced by CCS as part of the Government’s new child care package.

Individuals will still be required to meet the requirements of Family Assistance Law and its associated legislation in respect of CCB and CCR sessions of care provided prior to 2 July 2018.

The following Legislation and Legislative Instruments make up the requirements for CCB and CCR.

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