Changes to Child Care Subsidy (CCS)

Published on 14 February 2023

Cheaper Child Care

From 10 July 2023, if your family earns under $530,000, you’ll get increased Child Care Subsidy (CCS).

The CCS percentage you’re entitled to depends on your family’s income.

The income limit to get the maximum CCS is increasing. Families earning up to $80,000 will get an increased maximum CCS amount, from 85% to 90%.

If you earn over $80,000 your CCS percentage will go down by 1% for each $5,000 of income your family earns. You’ll either get more subsidy or have no change to your entitlement.

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.

The low income limit for Additional Child Care Subsidy Transition to Work will also increase to $80,000.

If you already get CCS, you don’t need to do anything to get the increased rate. We’ll apply changes to your CCS automatically.

Read more about cheaper child care measures on the Department of Education website.



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