As a result of Machinery of Government changes taking effect from 23 December 2014, responsibility for child care policy and programmes and co-ordination of early childhood development policy has passed to the Department of Social Services.


The mychild.gov.au website is Australia's online child care portal. On this website you will find information on different types of child care and how to get assistance with the cost of child care. You can also search a database to find child care centres in your local area. In many cases, you will also be able to find the services' vacancy and fee information.

This site also has information and links to other useful websites about children's health and wellbeing, parenting and family support services.


The Australian Government recognises the critical importance of early years and is working to create a world-class system of integrated, early learning and care. Australian families need a system that is not only affordable, but ensures people can work flexible hours while knowing that their children are receiving high quality child care and early learning.

Further information can be found on the Child Care and Early Learning Agenda page.


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