Child Care Subsidy - Combined annual family income

Combined annual family income is one of the three factors that determines the amount of Child Care Subsidy a family is entitled to.

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.

Current levels of family income and the amount of Child Care Subsidy payable as a percentage of the actual fee charged or hourly rate cap, for 2019–2020.
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.

Child Care Subsidy annual cap

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.

Other factors

The other two factors that determine a family's level of Child Care Subsidy are:

Resources

A range of information resources are available to assist families and providers.