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From 10 July 2023, Child Care Subsidy (CCS) is changing. Most families using care will get more subsidy and some families previously not eligible may now get it.
The changes mean outside school hours care, is now more affordable for more families. Out-of-pocket costs will reduce for around 96% of families currently using childcare, and no family will be worse off.
- The income limit for CCS is increasing to $530,000 a year. This means more families will be eligible.
- Families earning $80,000 or less will get 90% subsidy.
- Families earning below $362,408 with more than one child aged 5 or under in care can still get a higher rate of CCS for one or more of their children.
WHAT TO DO
If you are already getting CCS, you don’t need to do anything to get the new rate. Services Australia will apply the changes for you from 10 July. If you will be eligible for CCS from 10 July, but are not registered for the CCS, you will need to get a Centrelink online account through myGov or the Express Plus Centrelink mobile app.