Child Care Rebate

Covers 50% of out of pocket child care expenses for approved child care, up to an annual limit per child, in addition to any other child care assistance.

Eligibility basics

  • you use a Child Care Benefit approved child care service
  • you are eligible for Child Care Benefit for approved care, even if you earn too much to receive payment, and
  • you and your partner meet the Work, Training, Study test for Child Care Rebate, or are exempt from it
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: 16 March 2016