The Child Care Subsidy will be paid directly to services. There are also changes to the annual cap which will make child care more affordable for most families.

Three things will determine a family’s level of Child Care Subsidy:

1. Combined Family Income
A family’s annual adjusted taxable income will determine the percentage of subsidy they are eligible for.

2. Activity Level of Parents
An activity test will determine how many hours of subsidised care families can access, up to a maximum of 100 HOURS per fortnight

3. Type of childcare Service
The type of child care service will determine the hourly rate cap.
More information about individual subsidy rates and annual cap changes is available in the New child care Package Brochure Located on the following website

Services Australia

Some basic requirements must be satisfied for an individual to be eligible to receive Child Care Subsidy for a child. These include:

the age of the child (must be 13 or under and not attending secondary school)
the child meeting immunisation requirements
the individual, or their partner, meeting the residency requirements.

Please visit your local Centrelink / Family Assistance Office or phone the Family Assistance Office on 13 61 50 between 8.00am and 8.00pm Monday to Friday.

We hope that these answered some of your queries, however if you require more information please feel free to contact us on (02) 9570 5359.