Child Care Subsidy

Who can get it

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

Child Care Subsidy (CCS) helps with the cost of approved child care. We’ll pay it directly to your child care provider to reduce the fees you have to pay.

You may be eligible for CCS if you or your partner:

  • care for your child at least 2 nights per fortnight, or have 14% care
  • are liable for fees for care provided at an approved child care service, and
  • meet the residency requirements

Your child must also:

You may be eligible for an exemption if your child is:

  • 13 years of age or under attending secondary school
  • 13 years of age or under with a disability attending secondary school, or
  • 14 to 18 years of age with a disability attending secondary school

In these circumstances, you must provide evidence as to why your child cannot be left unsupervised, and confirm an adult is unable to care for the child. 

Child Care Subsidy (CCS) can be used to subsidise In Home Care.

What extra support is available

Some families can get Additional Child Care Subsidy (ACCS). We pay it on top of Child Care Subsidy (CCS) to provide extra support with child care fees.

There are 3 different types of ACCS that you can apply for.

Read more about Additional Child Care Subsidy.

Can I get Child Care Subsidy for In Home Care

Child Care Subsidy (CCS) or Additional Child Care Subsidy (ACCS) can be used to subsidise In Home Care. You need to meet all eligibility criteria for CCS.

You can read more about In Home Care on the Department of Education and Training website.

Page last updated: 12 May 2018