Claiming Child Care Rebate

To receive Child Care Rebate you need to claim Child Care Benefit for approved child care.

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 submit a claim for Child Care Benefit for approved child care. You will automatically be assessed for Child Care Rebate when you are assessed as eligible for Child Care Benefit for approved care.

In some cases, you may be assessed as being eligible for Child Care Benefit for approved care but not entitled to any Child Care Benefit payments because your income is too high. You may still be eligible for Child Care Rebate as the rebate is not income tested.

Rate estimator

Use the rate estimator to find out about any child care assistance you may be entitled to, based on your circumstances.

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Page last updated: 25 January 2016

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