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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News

The following is a list of all the news items that are associated with Child Care Legislation.

Transition arrangements for the end of the Early Childhood and Care Relief Package

News | 7 June 2020

As Australian families begin to return to school, the workplace, and re-open businesses, the Government has announced its plan to return to the Child Care Subsidy and Additional Child Care Subsidy to support families to access affordable child care from 13 July 2020.

COVID-19: Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package - from Monday 6 April additional support for Early Childhood Education and Child Care Services and their families

News | 2 April 2020

On 2 April 2020, the Australian Government announced the new Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package. From Monday 6 April 2020 weekly payments will be made directly to early childhood education and care services in lieu of the Child Care Subsidy and the Additional...

Review of the Universal Access National Partnership

News | 6 September 2019

Nous Group is conducting an independent review of the Universal Access National Partnership (UANP) on behalf of the Australian and State and Territory Governments. ...

Complete your online assessment now to receive the new Child Care Subsidy

News | 10 April 2018