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How Much Childcare Subsidy Can I Recieve?

Child Care Subsidy (CCS) is calculated using:

  • Your combined family income

  • The level of ‘activity’

  • Your childcare provider’s hourly rate

  • How many children under five you have in childcare

From 10 July 2023, the maximum amount of CCS is increasing from 85% to 90% for families earning up to $80,000.

In most cases, you don’t need to do anything to get the increased rate. If you get CCS now, we’ll apply the changes to your CCS automatically from 10 July 2023.

The income limit for CCS is also increasing from $356,756 to $530,000.

If you earn over $80,000, you may get a subsidy starting from 90%. This will go down by 1% for each $5,000 of income your family earns. The CCS percentage you’re entitled to depends on your family’s income.

If you have more than one child aged 5 or under, you can still get a higher rate for one or more of your children.

Use the Child Care Subsidy calculator on the Starting Blocks website to see what you may be eligible for from 10 July 2023.

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