Child Care Subsidy (CCS)

The Child Care Subsidy comes from the federal government. It is a means tested payment that is provided to help families with the cost of childcare. The amount your family will receive depends on:

  • Your income
  • How many hours you work (or engage in other approved activities)
  • Your family circumstances.

To be eligible for CCS you need to be an Australian citizen or hold a specific visa.

There are two parts to the Child Care Subsidy (CCS):
  1. Subsidy Percentage ā€“ For example, 85% (The percentage of care that will be paid for by Services Australia/Centrelink)
  2. Approved Hours Per Fortnight ā€“ For example, 100 hours per fortnight. (The number of hours care to which that subsidy percentage applies).
Find out how much you could be eligible for today through our Child Care Subsidy Calculator below.

The Child Care Subsidy Explained

The Child Care Subsidy can be confusing and overwhelming! And Iā€™m saying this as someone who has worked in early childhood since I left school. Since becoming a parent I have had to navigate the system from the family side and have often been left perplexed. I sat down and had a chat with our resident expert Shantel.

Keep reading here.

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