Government Subsidies

There are two main forms of government subsidy to assist parents with the costs of child care. You may choose to have any payment for which you are eligible paid directly to your child care service, thus reducing your out of pocket expenses during the year.

Child Care Benefit (CCB)

CCB helps you with the cost of child care for long day care, family day care, occasional care, outside school hours care, vacation care and registered care.

The basic eligibilty requirements are that you:

  • Use approved or registered child care
  • Are responsible for paying the child care fees
  • Have immunised your child

For more information about CCB, including eligibility, payment rates and special arrangements visit HERE

Child Care Rebate (CCR)

CCR assists parents or guardians with out-of-pocket expenses for approved child care if you are working, training or studying.

The basic eligibilty requirements are that you:

  • Use a Child Care Benefit approved child care service
  • Are eligible for Child Care Benefit for approved care, even if you earn too much to receive payment, and
  • And your partner meet the Work, Training, Study test or are exempt from it

For more information about CCR visit HERE

Inclusion Support Subsidy (ISS)

The ISP assists early childhood and child care (ECCC) services to include children with additional needs by providing tailored inclusion advice and support from contracted inclusion agencies, as well as funding to support more challenging inclusion barriers.



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