Under the Child Care Subsidy, the percentage of subsidy a family is entitled to is based on their combined annual income, with more financial support available to lower income families.
|Family income||Subsidy per cent of the actual fee charged or hourly rate cap, whichever is lower|
|Up to $68,163||85 per cent|
|More than $68,163 to below $173,163||Decreasing to 50 per cent|
|$173,163 to below $252,453||50 per cent|
|$252,453 to below $342,453||Decreasing to 20 per cent|
|$342,453 to below $352,453||20 per cent|
|$352,453 or more||0 per cent|
Use the Child Care Subsidy Estimator to find out what your family may be entitled to.
Families earning $188,163 or less per year are not subject to a cap on the amount of Child Care Subsidy they can access. Families earning over $188,163 and under $352,453 have an annual cap of $10,373 per year per child.
The other two factors that determine a family's level of Child Care Subsidy are:
A range of information resources are available to assist families and providers.