Child Care Subsidy (CCS) Calculator

The Child Care Subsidy (CCS) is designed to help make early learning and childcare more accessible for a large number of Australian families. Estimate your Child Care Subsidy Today!

Child Care Subsidy (CCS) Calculator

Use this calculator to provide an estimate of what Child Care Subsidy payments will offset your daily fee, based on your family circumstances. Find your CCS percentage and activity hours on your Centrelink Notice of Assessment. The results of this calculator are an estimate only as Child Care Subsidy payments may vary based on your personal circumstances.


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Subsidy


Your CCS details
Do you know your CCS Percentage?
If you know your CCS percentage, you can enter it into the 'Child Care Subsidy Percentage field.

Do you know your CCS Percentage?


Standard Child Care Subsidy Percentage
Child Care Subsidy Percentage
Subsidy per cent of the actual fee charged (up to relevant percentage of the hourly fee cap).

The maximum hourly fee cap by service type is list below:

Centre Based Day Care: $12.31;

Family Day Care: $11.40;

Outside School Hours Care: $10.77.

These amounts are correct for 2021/22 (FY22) and may be subject to adjustment through indexation in subsequent years.

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Hours of Activity (per fortnight)
Hours of Recognised Activities (per Fortnight)
The combined hours of work, training, study or other recognised activities undertaken per fortnight.

The hours of subsidised care the family is entitled to will be determined by the person with the lowest number of hours of activities per fortnight in the family.

Note: Parental or maternity leave (paid or unpaid) is counted as a recognised activity as long as you're expected to return to work after your leave ends. When including this as a recognised activity you should give Centrelink the hours you worked before you started your leave.

Refer to your letter of assessment from Centerlink.

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What is your combined, annual taxable family income?

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Fortnightly hours of activity
‘Recognised Activity’ includes work, study, training, looking for a job, paid and unpaid leave, travelling to and from work, lunch breaks, unpaid work in a family business, setting up a business, work experience and volunteering in the community.

What are the fortnightly hours of activity for the parent undertaking the least hours?
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Your CCS %
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Your CCS hours
36 hrs

Children


How many children do or will you have in childcare?

Select the age group of your child

Does or will your child attend an Only About Children Campus?

Please select the campus they attend


Barangaroo South

What days do or will your child attend childcare?

Is this child in childcare the same days as child 1?


Hours Per Day
Hours Per Day
These are not the hours of your child’s attendance but the provider’s operating hours

Is this child at a service with the same operating hours?
What are the childcare provider’s daily operating hours?
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Enter the session hours for each available day
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Fees per day

Enter the daily fee
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Please provide the daily fee for your child's child care

Enter the fees for each available day
Week 1 Week 2
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Total fees
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Estimated subsidy
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Estimated out of pocket fees
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Week 2
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“If Week 1 and Week 2 estimates are different, the weekly total will be the average of the two weeks.”


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  • Results from the Only About Children CCS Calculator are an estimate and could change depending on changes to personal circumstance, the daily fee, or entitlements.
  • This estimator does not take into account any discounts, free public holidays over Christmas or other offers.
  • By proceeding with using this calculator you are agreeing to Only About Children’s full disclaimer
  • Families are responsible for checking eligibility and Making a claim for Child Care Subsidy through their myGov account.
  • As per Enrolment T&Cs the family is responsible for the full daily fee.
  • Families are encouraged to keep their annual income estimate, tax returns and personal circumstances up to date with Services Australia to ensure that their estimated entitlements are current.