About the subsidy

Child Care Subsidy is a means-tested subsidy paid directly to the Service as a fee reduction. 

There are 3 factors that will determine a family’s level of Child Care Subsidy, which include:

  • Combined Family Income
  • Activity Test for both parents
  • Service Type

Transitioning to Child Care Subsidy requires families to provide information and confirm current details by using your Centrelink online account through myGov Here you will be asked to provide your combined family income estimate for the financial year, hours of recognised activity including work, training, study and volunteering and the type of child care your family use.

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