Child Care Subsidy
Assistance to help you with the cost of child care.
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To get Child Care Subsidy (CCS) you must:
- care for a child 13 or younger who's not attending secondary school, unless an exemption applies
- use an approved child care service
- be responsible for paying the child care fees
- meet residency and immunisation requirements.
Read the full conditions under who can get it.
If you’re doing less work, study or other recognised activity because of coronavirus (COVID-19), you can apply for extra CCS hours.
CCS replaced Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate when they stopped on 1 July 2018.
Complete the following steps to apply for Child Care Subsidy (CCS). Before you start, check if you can get it.
If you get Child Care Subsidy, you have an ongoing responsibility to keep your information up to date.
Page last updated: 15 February 2021
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