Payment rates of Child Care Rebate

Child Care Rebate helps with the cost of child care fees.

It covers up to 50% of your out of pocket child care expenses up to an annual limit of $7,613 per child.

Out of pocket child care expenses are your total child care fees less any Child Care Benefit and Jobs, Education and Training Child Care Fee Assistance you’re entitled to.

Once you reach the annual limit for a child you won’t be entitled to any further rebate until the next financial year. Depending how you receive your rebate, your assistance may stop when you’ve received 85% of the annual limit for a child. If this happens, we’ll pay any remaining entitlement after the end of the financial year when we balance your payments.

Read more about payment options for Child Care Rebate.

Sign in to your Centrelink online account through myGov and check:

  • the amount of rebate you’ve received for a child so that you’ll know when your assistance for the year is likely to end, and
  • when your child care fees will no longer be reduced by the rebate, if your rebate is paid to the child care service

Page last updated: 12 May 2018