New child care package - families (from 2 July 2018)

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From 2 July 2018, Australia will have a new child care package. Under the new package, the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) will replace the existing Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate. CCS will be the main way the Government assists families with their child care fees.

CCS will be supported by the Child Care Safety Net, which aims to give the most vulnerable children a strong start, while supporting parents into work.

What do I need to do?

Families should start thinking about how the changes may affect them.

Families currently using child care will be contacted in early 2018 with more details about the changes.

Child Care Subsidy

The Child Care Subsidy is the new way the Government will assist families with their child care fees.

Estimating Child Care Subsidy

A Family Child Care Subsidy Estimator is available to make it easy for families to get an idea of what their new subsidy might be under the new child care package.

The estimator is user-friendly and only takes a few minutes to fill out.

Child Care Safety Net

The Child Care Safety Net will give the most vulnerable children a strong start, while supporting parents into work.

Care in the family home

A new care type is being developed, intended to replace the existing Nanny Pilot Programme and In Home Care.

Assistance in finding suitable child care

The MyChild website can assist families in finding suitable child care.

Resources

A range of information resources are available to assist families in understanding the details of the new package.