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Child Care Subsidy

Guide to the Government Childcare Subsidy

The Government Child Care Subsidy makes early learning more affordable for many Australians. The below guide is provided to help break down the benefits for you and your family.

How much Child Care Subsidy will I be entitled to?

This will depend on three factors:

Time taken to travel between the child care services and your place of work, training, study, or other approved activity will also be included.

Paid Work Including Leaves
Paid Work Including Leaves
Volunteering
Volunteering
Studying
Studying
Self Employed Work
Self Employed Work
Working for free
Working for free
Actively job seeking
Actively job seeking

Kindergarten Approved Care

Kindergarten aged children are entitled to 36 hours APPROVED to attend a kindergarten program in an approved long day care service. No activity test requirements.
Hours of fortnightly activity Hours of subsidised care
Between 8 and 16 36 Hours
16 to 48 72 Hours
More than 48 100 Hours
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