From 2 July 2018, the Government launches its new Child Care Package. The Package will help parents with children aged 0 – 13 work, train, study and volunteer. The Package includes a new Child Care Subsidy, which replaces the current Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate. It will be paid directly to services.
Three things will determine your level of subsidy:
- Combined family income
- Activity level of families– activity level is the ‘recognised activities’ that enables a family to claim a subsidy (eg: work, study or training) up to a maximum of 100 hours per fortnight based on the parent with the least number of hours
- Type of childcare– for Oac this is Long Day Care services and the hourly rate is capped at $11.77
Visit the New Child Care Package website for more details or contact the Department of Education and Training directly 1300 566 046