Become an approved child care provider

Early childhood education and care providers must be approved to operate a service and administer the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) in Australia.

On this page:

The following information is for:

  • prospective providers who intend to apply for CCS approval
  • existing providers who intend to add or remove a service from their approval
  • prospective or existing providers who have purchased a service
  • existing providers who have undergone a restructure of their legal entity.

We recommend that you:

  • read the following information before you apply
  • complete an e-learning course about the approval process on the ACECQA website.

If you need help during the application process, send an email to