Complete your online assessment now to receive the new Child Care Subsidy18 April 2018
Australia will have a New Child Care Package from 2 July 2018 when the Child Care Subsidy replaces the Child Care Rebate and Child Care Benefit.
Families who intend to use child care from 2 July 2018 will need to complete a Child Care Subsidy assessment online through their myGov account, otherwise they may be required to pay full fees.
Centrelink is writing to all families currently receiving Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate with instructions on completing their online assessment.
The new Child Care Subsidy will be paid directly to child care providers. There will be more support for families under the new arrangements, with most lower and middle-income families eligible to receive a higher subsidy than they do now.
Recent updates to the Consumer Price Index have seen the hourly rate caps and annual caps increase. The new amounts will apply from 2 July 2018 and will be indexed annually.
The new figures can be found here: new child care package overview factsheet.
More information on transitioning to the new Child care Subsidy is available at www.education.gov.au/childcare.