Schedule of Fees
What is the Child Care Subsidy?
The Australian Government is committed to ensuring that Australian families are able to access affordable, flexible and high quality Education and care.
The Government provides a number of subsidies and programs to help with the cost of Education and care, with the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) being the main type of assistance that most families will use.
What are the eligibility requirements?
To be eligible for the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) the following requirements must be met:
The child must:
- Be a ‘Family Tax Benefit child’ or ‘regular care child’ and
- Be 13 (or under) and not attending secondary school and
- Meet immunisation requirements
The person claiming the Child Care Subsidy, or their partner, must:
- Meet residency requirements and
- Meet the Child Care Subsidy activity test (or be eligible for an exemption)
- Be liable to pay for education and care provided under a Complying Written Arrangement (their written agreement) with their education and child care provider
· The Education and Care must be provided by an approved provider in Australia and not be part of a compulsory education program, for example; school.
There are exemptions for individuals who genuinely cannot meet some eligibility requirements.
How much can a family receive?
The level of subsidy a family receives will depend on three factors:
· Income – a family’s (both partners) combined income
· Activity test – what activities the individual and their partner undertake or exemptions that might apply
· Service type – the type of approved education and care service used, for example; Centre Based Day Care.
For more information regarding child care assistance, eligibility and how to apply for the Child Care Subsidy, please phone family assistance office 13 61 50 or visit