The Community Child Care Fund (CCCF) restricted non-competitive grant opportunity application period opened on 31 October 2017. Go to Community Child Care Fund for more information.
The Community Child Care Fund (CCCF) open competitive grant opportunity application period closed on 2 November 2017. Grant applicants will be advised of the outcome of the grant opportunity once the application assessment and selection process has been completed, which is expected to be early 2018. 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.
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.