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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.
Changes to Child Care Subsidy
From 10 July 2023 there are changes to CCS.
Most families will get more CCS. This is known as Cheaper Child Care. Read more about what you need to know from July.
There are also changes to the CCS activity test for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
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.