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.
Minister Ley welcomes the Productivity Commission consultations draft report on its Inquiry into Child Care and Early Childhood Learning
22 July 2014
Productivity Commission releases draft report
The Australian Early Development Index (AEDI) is now officially known as the Australian Early Development Census (AEDC).
Update on availability of hard copy resources
14 July 2014
Hard copies of some of the early learning resources are no longer available!
Increase to Child Care Benefit from July 2014
30 June 2014
Australian families will receive more Government child care fee assistance.
- Information on my child care options
- To find a child care centre in my local area.
- To reduce my child care costs
- To estimate my out-of-pocket child care costs
- Information to promote the health and wellbeing of my child
- Information on support programs for my family
- Information on educational activities for my child
- To read about the Australian Government's child care initiatives
- Information on the National Quality Framework for child care in Australia
A list of other frequently asked questions is available on the FAQ page