Child Care Subsidy

Child Care Subsidy

What is the child care subsidy?

If you meet the following eligibility requirements you may be able to claim for assistance to help you with the cost of child care.

  • care for a child 13 or younger and not attending secondary school, unless an exemption applies
  • use an approved child care service
  • responsible for paying the child care fees
  • meet residency and immunisation requirements

The amount of Child Care Subsidy you can get depends on your circumstances. You can use the Department of Human Service’s Payment and Service Finder to estimate how much Child Care Subsidy you may get. The amount of subsidised child care you can access per fortnight applies to each child.

Estimate you subsidy