Maintaining Child Care Subsidy in the COVID-19 lockdown
16 September 2021
We’re continuing to pay Child Care Subsidy (CCS) for families that normally use child care in Greater Sydney.
Usually, we’ll end your child’s enrolment if they don’t attend care for 14 weeks. This means your Child Care Subsidy will stop and you may have to pay full fees from the last day your child attended.
However, this won’t apply and you’ll still get CCS if either:
- your child care centre is in a Commonwealth declared COVID-19 hotspot
- your access to child care has been limited by a state or territory government order.
If your child normally attends care in Greater Sydney, you’ll see a $0 session recorded in your Centrelink online account on 13 September. This will stop your enrolment from ending where your child hasn’t attended during lockdown. It won’t affect your CCS.
You can still end your enrolment at any time, talk to your service if you want to do this.
If you live in a Commonwealth declared COVID-19 hotspot area but your child attends a service located outside this area, we’ll end your enrolment in line with the normal rules.
Read more about absences from child care.
Page last updated: 28 September 2021
This information was printed 7 October 2021 from https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/news/maintaining-child-care-subsidy-covid-19-lockdown. It may not include all of the relevant information on this topic. Please consider any relevant site notices at https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/site-notices when using this material.