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Child Care Subsidy

Cheaper or free kindy in 2023 – understanding and claiming affordability subsidies

Child Care Subsidy is increasing from July 2023, which means child care will be cheaper for most families. It also means some families previously not eligible for Child Care Subsidy will now get it. This change will provide more support for more families across Australia.

Child Care Subsidy changes include:

  • The family income limit to get Child Care Subsidy is increasing from $356,756 to $530,000 per annum.

  • The maximum amount of Child Care Subsidy is increasing from 85% to 90%.

  • Families earning $80,000 or less will get a Child Care Subsidy rate of 90%.

  • Families earning over $80,000 may get a Child Care Subsidy rate starting from 90%. This will go down by 1% for each $5,000 of income they earn above $80,000. This rate reaches 0% for families earning $530,000.

  • Families earning below $362,408 with more than one child aged 5 or under in care can still get a higher rate for one or more of their children.

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children can get at least 36 subsidised hours of early childhood education and care per fortnight, regardless of their family's activity level.

Changes to Family Assistance Law, which give effect to increases in the subsidy, come into effect on 1 July 2023. From 10 July, families will see an increase in CCS.

Happy Family

CHILD CARE SUBSIDY CALCULATOR


From July 2023, the Australian Government is increasing the Child Care Subsidy
Find out what your family might pay for early childhood education and care
Answer these questions to find out



 

Moms and Babies

Child Care Subsidy activity test changes for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children

 
From 10 July 2023, there are changes to Child Care Subsidy for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children. The changes mean Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children can get at least 36 subsidised hours of child care per fortnight, regardless of their family’s activity level.

 

Family Maternity

Guide to Claim




Complete the following steps to apply for Child Care Subsidy (CCS). Before you start, check if you can get it.





 

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