Additional Child Care Subsidy

The Additional Child Care Subsidy (ACCS) provides extra help with fees to families facing barriers to child care. ACCS will usually cover all of a child’s child care fees.

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Help for children at risk

Families who need practical help to support their child’s safety and wellbeing may get extra help with the cost of child care.

Providers apply for ACCS (child wellbeing) on behalf of families.

Learn more about ACCS (child wellbeing)

Help for grandparents

Grandparents who are primary carers may get extra help with the cost of child care.

Grandparents apply for ACCS (grandparent) through Centrelink.

Learn more about ACCS (grandparent)

Help for families facing financial hardship

Families experiencing temporary financial hardship may get extra help with the cost of child care.

Families apply for ACCS (temporary financial hardship) through Centrelink.

Learn more about ACCS (temporary financial hardship)

Help for parents transitioning to work

Parents who are transitioning to work from income support payments by engaging in work, study or training activities may get extra help with the cost of child care.

Families apply for ACCS (transition to work) through Centrelink.

Learn more about ACCS (transition to work)