You can do this by regularly checking your details are correct.
You need to tell us if:
- your family’s income changes
- your or your partner’s activity levels change
- your relationship status changes
- there are any other changes to your or your partner’s circumstances.
We need accurate information about your family circumstances to pay you the correct amount. We may overpay you if we don’t have accurate and up to date details. If this happens, you’ll have to pay back the amount you owe.
Keep in mind, some things may affect your Child Care Subsidy amount. These include if:
- your family income is close to $530,000
- you get both Child Care Subsidy and Family Tax Benefit
- you increase your child care hours.
If your Centrelink online account is linked to myGov, sign in now to manage your Child Care Subsidy details.
If you’re eligible for Child Care Subsidy, you may get extra help with the cost of approved child care. Read more about additional Child Care Subsidy.
Watch this video to see how to avoid an overpayment for Child Care Subsidy.
You need to tell us if your circumstances change when you're getting Child Care Subsidy.
We pay both the subsidy and Family Tax Benefit (FTB) based on your family income estimate. The higher your estimate is, the less subsidy and FTB you’ll get.
You don’t need to let us know if you start using more child care, or your days change.
We may pay Child Care Subsidy (CCS) if you’re charged for child care when your child is absent.
When you enrol your child in an approved child care service, you need to give them some information.
There are rules about when you can get Child Care Subsidy when you travel outside Australia. The rules also apply to your Additional Child Care Subsidy.
If your child attends multiple child care services, you can choose the amount of hours we pay to each service.
There are some changes that may affect you if you get family payments.