For Child Care Providers


Information for child care providers and services on the new child care package and the current child care system.


The Community Child Care Fund (CCCF) open competitive grant opportunity application period opened on 23 August 2017. Go to Community Child Care Fund for more information.

New child care package (commencing 2 July 2018)

From 2 July 2018, Australia will have a new child care package. Under the new package, a Child Care Subsidy will replace the existing Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate.

Transition to the new package

Arrangements are underway to transition existing child care services to the new Child Care IT system. Providers will need to be involved in the transition process.

Current child care system (until 1 July 2018)

The Australian Government offers a range of payments and services to help families with the costs of child care.