Child Care Subsidy 

Assistance to help you with the cost of child care

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The Child Care Subsidy (CCS) is a government subsidy that offers different levels of financial assistance to help cover the cost of childcare for Australian families.


There are three factors that determine a family's level of CCS. These are:


•    Combined annual family income
•    Activity test – the activity level of both parents
•    Service type – type of childcare service and whether the child attends school


CCS is generally paid directly to service providers to be passed on to families as a fee reduction. Families make a co-contribution to their childcare fees and pay to the provider the difference between the fee charged and the subsidy amount (also called the out of pocket fee).


For more information about CCS please see the following link: Child Care Subsidy Entitlement.