New Child Care Package (commenced 2 July 2018)
From 2 July 2018 Australia has a new child care package with a new Child Care Subsidy replacing the Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate. The Child Care Subsidy will be paid directly to providers.
There are also changes to the annual cap which will make child care more affordable for most families.
The Additional Child Care Subsidy is included in the Child Care Safety Net and replaces a number of existing payments including the Special Child Care Benefit and the Jobs, Education and Training Child Care Fee Assistance (JETCCFA).
Previous child care system (prior to 2 July 2018)
The child care system that operated prior to 2 July 2018 had a number of payments including the Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate.
Assistance in finding suitable child care
The MyChild website can assist families in finding suitable child care.