Child Care Subsidy

Assistance to help you with the cost of child care.

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.

Page last updated: 15 February 2021