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To get Child Care Subsidy (CCS) you must:
- care for a child 13 or younger who's not attending secondary school, unless an exemption applies
- use an approved child care service
- be responsible for paying the child care fees
- meet residency and immunisation requirements.
Read the full conditions under who can get it.
CCS replaced Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate when they stopped on 1 July 2018.
Complete the following steps to apply for Child Care Subsidy (CCS). Before you start, check if you can get it.
If you get Child Care Subsidy, you have an ongoing responsibility to keep your information up to date.
We compare your income estimate with your actual income at the end of each financial year. This is how we check you got the right amount.