Child Care Subsidy

The Child Care Subsidy Package helps parents with children aged 0 – 13 work,
train, study and volunteer.

Eligibility basics

You are eligible if you earn less than $351,248 in combined family income and are undertaking one or more of the following activities for at least 8 hours a fortnight: paid work (includes if you are currently on leave); self-employment; unpaid work in a family business; looking for work; volunteering; training; or studying.

To apply for the Child Care Subsidy, you will need to provide details, including:

  1. Combined family income
  2. Activity level of each parent
  3. Type of child care service

You can submit a new Child Care Subsidy claim using your Centrelink online account through

To find out more and to estimate what your subsidy might be go to:

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