Claiming the Child Care Rebate

Before you start

Check if you are eligible for this payment before you start your claim.

Child Care Rebate is different to Child Care Benefit. It is important to remember that Child Care Rebate is not income tested.

To receive Child Care Rebate you need to claim Child Care Benefit for approved child care. You do not need to lodge a separate claim for Child Care Rebate. You will automatically be assessed when you claim Child Care Benefit for approved care.

In some cases you may be assessed as being eligible for Child Care Benefit, but are not actually entitled to any payment because your income is too high. Even though you may not receive any benefit due to your income, you may still be eligible for Child Care Rebate.

Child Care Estimator

Use the Child Care Online Estimator to find out about the child care assistance you may be entitled to receive, based on your circumstances.

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