Child Care Benefit

Eligibility

To get Child Care Benefit you need to have met certain criteria.

To be eligible to claim for child care provided before 2 July 2018, you need to have:

You would have met the residence rules, if you or your partner were living in Australia and either:

You may have also met the residence rules for Child Care Benefit if you:

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

Page last updated: 19 July 2018