New to child care?

13 May 2020

If you’re new to child care, you may want to get Child Care Subsidy when it starts again.

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, child care is free. This means we’re not paying Child Care Subsidy (CCS).

If you’ve started using child care, you should find out about CCS for after the free child care period.

If you keep using child care but don’t get CCS, you’ll need to pay full fees when it starts again.

What CCS is

CCS helps with the cost of approved child care. We pay this subsidy to your child care provider to reduce the fees you pay.

Who can get it

To get CCS you need to meet certain requirements. We also consider your and your partner’s circumstances to work out how much you can get.

When to apply

If you want to get CCS and haven’t already applied, you should submit your claim now.

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Page last updated: 14 May 2020