New Child Care Package

New Child Care Package

The new childcare subsidy will commence in July 2018 and will result in a number of changes for families as follows:

  • The new Child Care Subsidy (CCS) will replace the current Child Care Benefit (CCB) and Child Care Rebate (CCR)


  • CCS will be paid directly to service providers


  • There will only be one single payment rather than multi-payment system (CCB & CCR)


  • The current CCR is capped at $7500. CCS offers higher annual subsidy cap of $10,190 for families earning more than $186,958 to below $351,248.

Click here for online estimator and find out more about what you may be entitled to.

  • Create myGov account and link your myGov account to your Centrelink online account


  • You will receive a Call to Action letter from Centrelink from April 2018 onwards outlining further instructions. Sample Letter from Centrelink


  • Go to your myGov account and follow the instructions as soon as possible after receiving the letter. Complete your Child Care Subsidy assessment or Child Care Subsidy claim form.