From 10 July 2023, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children can get at least 36 hours of Child Care Subsidy (CCS) per fortnight. Families will still pay an out-of-pocket cost to their child care service depending on their CCS percentage.
You can call us on the Centrelink families line to let us know a child in your care is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person. It is voluntary to tell us this. These changes are applied to your CCS from 10 July 2023. We may still apply it from this date if you tell us after.
The information you provide is used to work out how much CCS you can get and to help us to continue to improve services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
If you choose not to tell us a child in your care is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person, your CCS won’t change.
You may get more than 36 hours of CCS based on your circumstances and the amount of recognised activity you do. If you already get more than 36 hours of CCS you don’t need to do anything.