New Child Care Subsidy

What is the Child Care Subsidy?

The new child care subsidy will commence on 2 July 2018 and is set to replace the Child Care Benefit (CCB) and Child Care Rebate (CCR) with a single, means-tested subsidy. The Child Care Subsidy will be paid directly to providers to be passed on to families. To find out more information about the new Child Care Subsidy click here.

New Child Care Subsidy Estimator

The Department of Education and Training have developed an estimator to assist families with working out their estimated new subsidy, if eligible. To access the estimator, please click here.

Family Webcast Information Sessions

The Department of Education and Training is holding three Family Webcast Information Sessions to help families understand what they need to do to transition to the Child Care Subsidy and learn more about the New Child Care Package starting on 2 July 2018.

Families are encouraged to participate in one of the free online sessions. The sessions will step families through the information they need to provide through myGov to transition and learn more about the New Child Care Package.

Families will be able to ask questions or submit comments through the live chat functionality, during the question and answer session.

The sessions will be held at the following times:

  • Thursday 19 April 2018 – 7.00pm – 8.30pm AEST
  • Thursday 3 May 2018 – 2.30pm – 4.00pm AEST
  • Tuesday 15 May 2018 – 8.00pm – 9.30pm AEST

Click here to register for the webinar sessions.

MyGov account setup

Transitioning to the new Child Care Subsidy is not an automatic roll over from the two current payments. Families must provide new information and confirm current details using their Centrelink online account through myGov. For instruction on how to create a MyGov account please click here or watch below.