When the Child Care Subsidy commences on 2 July 2018, it will:
The below information is taken from the Australian Government Education website. For further information, please visit click here.
This Calculator may help Australian parents to estimate their possible Child Care Subsidy (CCS) amount from the Australian Government and out-of-pocket child care costs.
Your family’s combined income will determine the CCS percentage that you’re entitled to.
You will need to contact Centrelink when your combined income increases or decreases.
|$66,958 – $171, 958||Subsidy reduces 1% for every $3,000 over $66,958|
|$171,958 – $251,248||50%|
|$251,248 – $341,248||Subsidy reduces 1% for every $3,000 over $251,248|
|$341,248 – $351,248||20%|
Every financial year, these tax brackets will be adjusted as per CPI.
CCS relates to how much activity a family contributes to the Australian economy . This activity level is based on the parent with the lowest number of hours of activity.
Hours of activity (per fortnight)
Maximum number of hours of subsidy (per fortnight)
|8 hours to 16 hours||36 hours|
|16 hours to 48 hours||72 hours|
|More than 48 hours||100 hours|
Under the new system, you must be doing suitable activity to access the Child Care Subsidy. The amount of activity then determines how many hours of Childcare Subsidy you are eligible for.
Some families may see a reduction in childcare funding support as a result of the activity test. However, do note that:
The current cap of $7,500 per child has been updated based on your family’s combined income.
Note: the government will hold back 5% of CCS paid to families until reconciliation at the end of each financial year. This balance will be paid back to families in their tax return if they are eligible.