Child Care Subsidy

Assistance to help you with the cost of child care from 2 July 2018.

Eligibility basics

  • care for a child 13 or younger and not attending secondary school, unless an exemption applies
  • use an approved child care service
  • responsible for paying the child care fees
  • meet residency and immunisation requirements
If you got child care assistance before 2 July 2018 and haven't done a Child Care Subsidy assessment, do it now. If you don’t do it by 23 September 2018, you’ll miss out and need to submit a full claim.
We pay this subsidy after the care has been provided. We’ll pay your child care service once they send us your child’s session report. Speak to your provider to see how they’re managing payments during this transition period.

Page last updated: 17 September 2018