Child Care Package – for families

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On 2 July 2018 the Child Care Subsidy and Additional Child Care Subsidy replaced the previous child care fee assistance payments (Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate). Child Care Subsidy will generally be paid directly to your approved child care provider/s to reduce the fees you pay. 

If you were receiving child care fee assistance before 2 July 2018 and haven’t transitioned to the Child Care Subsidy yet, you will need to submit a new Child Care Subsidy claim if you wish to receive child care fee assistance.

You will need to submit a new claim for Child Care Subsidy if you have only recently started using child care or if you claimed child care fee assistance as a lump sum in 2017-18 and wish to receive the new Child Care Subsidy in 2018-19.

You can submit a new Child Care Subsidy claim using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

Estimating Child Care Subsidy

You can get an estimate of what your family may be entitled to by entering your details into the Department of Human Services Payment and Service Finder.

Assistance in finding suitable child care

The MyChild website can assist families in finding suitable child care.

Compliance

Changes to the Family Assistance Law to reduce serious non-compliance and potential fraud in the Family Day Care sector.

Resources

A range of information resources are available to assist families in understanding the details of the new package.