On the day you claim, you or your partner must be living in Australia and also have one of the following:
- Australian citizenship
- a permanent visa
- a Special Category visa
- a certain temporary visa that is partner provisional or temporary protection type visa.
How else you may meet the rules
You may also meet the residence rules if any of the following apply:
- you or your partner are a student from overseas and are receiving financial assistance from the Australian Government to study in Australia
- you’re in hardship
- special circumstances apply.
To keep getting Child Care Subsidy
To keep getting your subsidy, you or your partner must continue to meet the residence rules.