Do you receive Child Care Benefit for registered care?

14 February 2018

If you do, we’ll write to you soon about the upcoming child care changes.

From 2 July 2018, the new Child Care Subsidy will replace Child Care Benefit. You can continue to use your current child care arrangements. But, after this date we’ll only subsidise approved child care

You don’t need to take any action at this stage. Our letter will let you know what these changes mean for you. 

Don’t forget, you can still claim for Registered Care provided before 2 July 2018. To do this you must lodge your claim within 12 months of the care being provided. 

To be eligible for Child Care Subsidy your child must attend an approved child care service. To find an approved child care service, go to the mychild website.

Next steps

Read more about Child Care Subsidy.

Create a Centrelink online account through myGov.

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Page last updated: 26 February 2018