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 claim and are eligible for Child Care Benefit for approved child 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 meet an exception
There will be changes to child care assistance from 2 July 2018. Read more about the Jobs for Families Child Care Package on the Department of Education and Training website.

Page last updated: 21 April 2017