NT cyclone: CCS period of emergency declared

We’ve declared a Child Care Subsidy (CCS) period of emergency in parts of the Northern Territory due to the impact of Severe Tropical Cyclone Megan.

The CCS period of emergency applies for 17 March to 26 March 2024 in the following local government areas:

  • East Arnhem Regional Council
  • Roper Gulf Regional Council.

We continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates as required.

Support during the emergency 

The following support is available in affected regions during the CCS period of emergency:

  • you can continue to get CCS if your service closes as a direct result of the emergency
  • you can waive the gap fee if a child doesn’t attend, or your service is closed, during the CCS period of emergency
  • families will get unlimited allowable absences for the duration of the CCS period of emergency.

Support after the emergency

The following support may help you recover after an emergency:

Other disaster support

You may be eligible for other government disaster support:

  • The Australian Government provides help for people affected by natural disasters. Find out whether you're eligible on the Services Australia website.
  • Your state or territory government may provide additional support in the event of a natural disaster. Find out more at nt.gov.au/emergency/cyclones.