Child Care Subsidy
Assistance to help you with the cost of child care.
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To get this 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.
Child Care Subsidy and Additional Child Care Subsidy won’t be paid between 6 April and 28 June 2020. You won’t need to pay fees if you access child care during this time. You should speak to your child care service if you need to enrol or re-enrol your child in child care. Read about your family payments if you’re affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).
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: 30 April 2020
This information was printed 25 May 2020 from https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/child-care-subsidy. 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.