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Child Care Subsidy

Posted by Angela Watson on 25 July 2023
Child Care Subsidy

Changes to Child Care Subsidy commenced on 10 July 2023, which means child care is now cheaper for most families. It also means some families previously not eligible for Child Care Subsidy will now get it. This change provides more support for more families across Australia.

Child Care Subsidy changes include:

  • The family income limit to get Child Care Subsidy has increased from $356,756 to $530,000 per annum.
  • The maximum amount of Child Care Subsidy has increased from 85% to 90%.
  • Families earning $80,000 or less 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, came into effect on 1 July 2023.

Three things will determine a family's level of Child Care Subsidy:
1. Combined family income

2. Activity level of parents

3. Type of child care service

For more information on this process, visit education.gov.au/childcare

To access the CCS Estimator visit: http://www.humanservices.gov.au/paymentfinder

Angela WatsonAuthor:Angela Watson
About: With over 15 years experience as a Early Childhood Educator, Angela Watson is the Director of the Kookaburra Community Child Care Centre located in Mackay Queensland.
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