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Child Care Subsidy

The Child Care Subsidy is Government assistance to help you with the cost of child care.

To get Child Care Subsidy (CCS) you must:

  • care for a child 13 or younger who’s not attending secondary school, unless an exemption applies

  • use an approved child care service

  • be responsible for paying the child care fees

  • meet residency and immunisation requirements.

You can apply for the Child Care Subsidy through your myGov account or Centrelink app. Select make a claim, under the  Families section, then apply for family assistance payments then follow the prompt to complete your claim. Claims can take a few weeks to be processed so this will be one of your first steps for enrolling in a child care service

Are you eligible for CCS?

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