Additional Child Care Subsidy

The Additional Child Care Subsidy (ACCS) provides extra help with fees to families facing barriers to child care. ACCS will usually cover all of a child’s child care fees.

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There are four categories of funding:

  • child wellbeing is for families who need practical help to support their child’s safety and wellbeing
  • grandparent is for grandparents on income support, who are the primary carer of their grandchild
  • temporary financial hardship is for families experiencing significant financial stress
  • transition to work is for parents or carers transitioning to work from income support.

To get ACCS, a family must:

Families can apply for CCS and ACCS at the same time.

Families can apply for the following subsidies through Centrelink:

  • grandparent
  • temporary financial hardship
  • transition to work.

Providers apply for the child wellbeing subsidy on behalf of families.

The amount of ACCS a family can get depends on the category they’re eligible for.

ACCS is paid to providers to pass on to families as a fee reduction.