This is an estimate only, and may not be a true reflection of your CCB/CCR circumstances. For a more accurate calculation, please visit Department of Human Services website.
|Per fortnight* (pre-annual cap if applicable)||Per year|
|Estimated government subsidy |
Your Child Care Subsidy entitlement (where CCS rate=%)
|Portion of Subsidy Paid to Provider |
Amount paid directly to provider (90% of Total Government Subsidy)
|Portion of Subsidy Withheld |
Amount claimable on tax return* (10% of Total Government Subsidy)
|Estimated upfront costs |
What you pay during the year (Total fees charged – Portion of Subsidy paid to provider)
|Estimated Out-of-Pocket Costs |
Final balance you will have paid following end of year reconciliation (Upfront costs – portion withheld*)
|Total fees charged|
|Child||Care type||Fortnightly hours||Fortnightly Government subsidy||Fortnightly withheld Amount*||Estimated Out-of-Pocket||Total upfront costs||New Child Care Subsidy||Total Annual Upfront Costs|
|Child||Care type||Fortnightly hours||Total upfront costs||Fortnightly Government subsidy||Fortnightly Child Care Benefit and Rebate||New Child Care Subsidy||Annual Child Care Benefit and Rebate|
The Child Care Subsidy Estimator is designed to give you an idea of how much Child Care Subsidy (CCS) you could expect to receive when it commences on 2 July 2018. An estimate of current Government assistance of Child Care Benefit (CCB) and Child Care Rebate (CCR) is provided for comparison purposes only. The Current Government Assistance Rate may not equal the sum of the CCB and CCR rates, due to rounding of all rates.
The estimate will be based on the information you provide. If any information is incorrect, the estimate will also be incorrect.
The percentage of subsidy an individual will be entitled to will be based on the individual’s annual adjusted taxable income, factoring in any partner’s income.
The number of hours of subsidised care an individual will be entitled to will be determined by an activity test.
For an individual and any partner earning between $185,710 and $350,000, an annual subsidy cap of $10,000 per child will apply.
Please note that this Estimator does not support the complex calculations that might be required if a child attends multiple care types, as further considerations apply.
The income thresholds, the annual cap and the hourly rate caps will be increased by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for implementation in July 2018 (and annually thereafter). An estimate of CPI has been applied to the hourly rate for Child Care Benefit/ Child Care Rebate, to enable comparison with Child Care Subsidy rates as outlined in legislation.
The Child Care Rebate covers 50 per cent of out of pocket costs, to an annual limit of $7613, per child from 1 July 2017.
For a wide range of reasons the estimate generated by the Estimator may not be accurate in particular cases, for example, the Estimator does not take into account:
If you have school aged children in Centre-based or Family Day Care, your CCB/CCR result from this estimator may not be accurate. For an accurate calculation of your CCB/CCR entitlement, please go to the DHS website.
These calculations are a guide only and are not a guarantee of payments. Whether or not you receive a payment of CCS will be determined wholly by provisions in the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 and the A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999.
Any user of the Child Care Subsidy Estimator accepts the risk that it may not be accurate and accepts responsibility for any loss or damage incurred by reliance on it.
More information about the CCS is available on the Department of Education and Training website at www.education.gov.au/child-care-subsidy.
More information about the CCB and CCR is available at https://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/centrelink/child-care-benefit.