The Government Child Care Subsidy makes early learning more affordable for many Australians. The below guide is provided to help break down the benefits for you and your family.

Subsidy by Income

How much Child Care Subsidy (CCS) will I be entitled to?

This will depend on three factors:

  • How much ‘work related’ activity (see education.gov.au) you and your partner undertake each fortnight. The entitlement is based on the lesser activity figure for a member of a couple.
  • Your total combined family income.
  • The amount of early education child care undertaken.

Activity Test

The New Child Care Subsidy has arrived and we’re here to support you every step of the way!

We have a new Support Line dedicated to answering all enquiries and can walk to you through the entire process, including eligibility, subsidy caps, calculators and more.

Phone: 1800 319 434

Email: childcarepackage@g8education.edu.au

child care subsidy

The subsidy you will receive and any applicable cap will depend upon your own personal circumstances and is subject to your combined family income, hours of recognised activity and child care details. Even if you are currently receiving the Child Care Benefit or Child Care Rebate, you will need to update your details through your Centrelink account on MyGov. For more information visit The Department of Education’s website at education.gov.au/childcare.