Individuals

Centrelink online accounts and Express Plus Centrelink mobile apps are currently unavailable due to scheduled maintenance.

Child Support online accounts and Express Plus Child Support mobile apps are currently unavailable due to scheduled maintenance.

Business
Individuals

Centrelink online accounts and Express Plus Centrelink mobile apps are currently unavailable due to scheduled maintenance.

Child Support online accounts and Express Plus Child Support mobile apps are currently unavailable due to scheduled maintenance.

Business
Child Care Benefit

Eligibility

To be eligible for Child Care Benefit you need to use approved or registered child care.

To be eligible, you need to:

  • use approved or registered child care
  • be responsible for paying the child care fees for your child
  • ensure your child is immunised, on an immunisation catch up schedule, or is exempt from the immunisation requirements, and
  • meet the residence requirements

To receive more than a zero rate of Child Care Benefit you must meet the income test.

Other factors can affect your Child Care Benefit, including:

  • your child starting school
  • changes to income
  • entering a salary sacrifice arrangement with your employer in which some or all of your child care fees are paid for you
  • one of your children stops using care
  • you or your partner no longer meeting the Work, Training, Study test, and
  • your work, training or study related commitments

Page last updated: 12 May 2018