The Australian Government provides families with two types of financial assistance to help cover the costs of approved child care – the Child Care Benefit and the Child Care Rebate. It is important to remember that while Child Care Benefit is based on family income, the Child Care Rebate is not income tested.
From 2 July 2018, Australia will have a new child care package. Under the new package, the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) will replace the existing Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate. CCS will be the main way the Government assists families with their child care fees. Reed: What changes in the new Child Care package.
Here are some interesting links for now:
Forms for your Centrelink Customer Reference Number (CRN) : www.centrelink.gov.au
Information for your Childcare Benefit and Rebate : www.humanservices.gov.au
Click here to go directly to the Family Assistance/Child Care Calculator.