Child Care Subsidy update

24 April 2018

From 2 July 2018, one new Child Care Subsidy will replace the two current child care payments.

To transition, you will need to complete an online Child Care Subsidy assessment using your Centrelink online account through myGov.

Throughout April 2018, Centrelink will be writing to all families currently receiving Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate with instructions on completing their online assessment through myGov.

You will be asked to provide some new information and confirm your current details, including:

  1. Combined family income
  2. Activity level of parents
  3. Type of child care service

Family Online Information Sessions

The Department of Education and Training is hosting Family Webcast Information Sessions to help families understand what they need to do to transition to the Child Care Subsidy. The sessions will be held at the following times:

·  Thursday 3 May (2.30 pm – 4.00 pm AEST)

·  Tuesday 15 May (8.00 pm – 9.30 pm AEST)

Click here to register for the webcast.

As the changes continue to be implemented, ECMS will keep you informed. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to speak with your Centre Director.

For more information on the Child Care Subsidy, please visit on the Department of Education and Training website.

Further information is available on the Department of Human Services website.