For families


Information for families on the New Child Care Package and the current child care system.

New Child Care Package (commencing 2 July 2018)

From 2 July 2018, Australia will have a New Child Care Package. Under the new package, the Child Care Subsidy will replace the existing Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate.

Current child care system (until 1 July 2018)

The Australian Government offers a range of payments and services to help families with the costs of child care.


The MyChild website has information on the types of child care available and can assist families to find a suitable service near them.