The amount of Child Care Subsidy you can get depends on your circumstances.
Use our Payment and Service Finder to estimate how much Child Care Subsidy you may get.
To work out how much Child Care Subsidy you’re eligible for we’ll look at all of the following:
- your family’s income
- the hourly rate cap based on the type of approved child care you use and your child’s age
- the hours of activity you and your partner do
The amount of subsidised child care you can access per fortnight applies to each child.
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Your income can affect it
The Child Care Subsidy percentage you’re entitled to depends on your family’s income.
The type of child care you use affects it
The amount of Child Care Subsidy you can get depends on the type of approved child care you use. It also depends on the age of your child.
Your activity level affects it
The hours of subsidised care you can get per fortnight depends on the hours of recognised activities you do.
Income support payment description
If you get a payment from us, we may call it an income support payment.