Jobs, Education and Training Child Care Fee Assistance

An extra payment that helps with childcare costs if you get an eligible income support payment from us.

Jobs, Education and Training Child Care Fee Assistance is commonly known as JET Child Care Fee Assistance.

There are changes to child care assistance from 2 July 2018. Read more about the new Child Care Subsidy and Additional Child Care Subsidy.

Eligibility & payment rates

Who can receive it

You may be able to receive JET Child Care Fee Assistance if you get a certain payment from us.

Read more about who can receive it

How much you can receive

This payment helps meet the cost of approved child care by paying part of the gap fee.

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How many hours you can receive

The hours of JET Child Care Fee Assistance you can receive depends on how much child care you use, how much you're charged and your circumstances.

Read more about how many hours of assistance you can receive


Check if you’re eligible before you start your claim.


  • find out what you need before you start
  • fill in your claim form
  • submit the form and other documents we ask for
  • update your job plan, including your JET Child Care Fee Assistance activity
  • wait for us to assess your claim and tell you the result


Managing your payment

How to tell us about changes to your circumstances

You need to report any changes to your circumstances when you get JET Child Care Fee Assistance.

Read more about change of circumstances

How to manage your child care hours

You can see your approved JET Child Care Fee Assistance hours on your Centrelink online account through myGov.

Read more about how to manage your hours


Payment and Service Finder

Select the options that describe your circumstances, then explore a list of possible Centrelink and Medicare payments and services online.

Read more about Payment and Service Finder

Manage your money

We’ve got advice and tools to help you with budgeting, borrowing and credit, and managing debt.

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Page last updated: 3 April 2018