Residence rules for Child Care Benefit

To get Child Care Benefit you or your partner must be living in Australia.

You or your partner must be living in Australia and either:

You may also meet the residence rules for Child Care Benefit if:

  • you or your partner are a student from overseas, sponsored by the Australian Government to study in Australia, or
  • you are in hardship, or special circumstances exist

To keep getting Child Care Benefit

You or your partner must continue to meet the residence rules for as long as you get this payment.

Page last updated: 18 October 2017