Use our Payment and Service Finder to estimate how much Child Care Subsidy (CCS) you may get.
To work out how much CCS you’re eligible for we’ll look at all of the following:
- your family’s income
- the hourly rate cap based on the type of approved child care you use and your child’s age
- the hours of activity you and your partner do
- the number of children in your care.
The amount of subsidised child care you can access per fortnight applies to each child.
If you have a CCS overpayment, we may use some of your CCS each fortnight to pay this back.
If your Centrelink online account is linked to myGov, you can repay money online. To do this, sign into myGov and select Money you owe.
You can also use the Express Plus Centrelink mobile app.
Read more about the steps you can take if you’re ready to start repaying the money you owe.
Offering fee discounts for child care educators and teachers
If you work for a child care service, you may be eligible for a discount if your child also attends the same service.
This doesn’t apply if you’re employed by a Family Day Care or In Home Care service.
You should talk to your child care service to find out if you’re eligible.
Find out more information about the discount offer on the Department of Education website.
From 1 July 2023, there are changes to the way gap fee payments are made. This is also known as the out-of-pocket cost. Gap fee payments must be paid electronically. For more information, speak to your child care service.
The Child Care Subsidy percentage you’re entitled to depends on your family’s income.
You may get a higher Child Care Subsidy if you have more than one child aged 5 or younger in care.
Understand how we work out your Child Care Subsidy rate using your income and the number of children in your care.
The amount of Child Care Subsidy you can get depends on the type of approved child care you use. It also depends on the age of your child.