Changes to Child Care Subsidy and removal of the annual cap

13 October 2021

Higher Child Care Subsidy (CCS) and removal of the annual cap is starting earlier.

The annual cap will be removed for all families who get CCS from 10 December 2021. It will be backdated to the start of the 2021-22 financial year. If you’ve already reached the cap, we’ll automatically pay you any money owed in December 2021.

From 7 March 2022, we’ll increase CCS for families with more than one child in child care aged 5 or younger.

You don’t need to do anything. We’ll apply these changes automatically.

Next steps

Read more about changes to the Child Care Subsidy and removal of the annual cap on the Department of Education, Skills and Employment website.

Find out more about changes if you get family payments.

Page last updated: 13 October 2021