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Grandparent Child Care Benefit

What is Grandparent Child Care Benefit?

Grandparent Child Care Benefit is available to you if you are a grandparent who:

  • meets the existing Child Care Benefit eligibility requirements
  • receives an income support payment from Department of Human Services or the Department of Veterans' Affairs
  • is the primary provider of the ongoing daily care for your grandchild and has the responsibility for the day-to-day decisions about your grandchild's care, welfare and development.

Grandparent Child Care Benefit covers the full cost of the total fee charged for Child Care Benefit eligible hours - up to 50 hours for each child in Child Care Benefit approved care each week.

Where can I get more information?

To find more information about Grandparent Child Care Benefit, please visit the Department of Education website and the Department of Human Services website or
call 13 61 50.

For further fact sheets, please check the Information for families using child care fact sheet kit.