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.
|CSS family income thresholds^||Subsidy per cent|
|Up to $69,390||85 per cent|
|More than $69,390 to below $174,390||Decreasing to 50 per cent|
|$174,390 to below $253,680||50 per cent|
|$253,680 to below $343,680||Decreasing to 20 per cent|
|$343,680 to below $353,680||20 per cent|
|$353,680 or more||0 per cent|
^ These amounts are correct for 2020–21 and may be adjusted through indexation in subsequent years.
*Subsidy gradually decreases by 1 per cent for each $3000 of family income.
Families can use the Child Care Subsidy Estimator to find out what they may be entitled to.
Families earning $189,390 or less per year will not have their Child Care Subsidy capped. Families earning over $189,390 and under $353,680 will have an annual cap of $10,560 per year per child.
The other two factors that determine a family's level of CCS are:
A range of information resources are available to assist families and providers.