Child Care Benefit

Helps with costs for approved and registered care such as long, family or occasional day care, outside school hour care, vacation care, pre-school and kindergarten.

Eligibility basics

  • use approved or registered child care
  • be responsible for paying the child care fees
  • immunise your child


From 1 July 2016, you can only receive Family Tax Benefit, child care payments and Double Orphan Pension for up to 6 weeks while you or your child are temporarily overseas. Read the new rules for family payments when going overseas.

Page last updated: 4 April 2016