Assistance with child care fees


The Department of Human Services offer a range of payments and services to help with the costs of child care. To see the range of services visit the Department of Human Services website. Two services are listed below:

Child care benefit

Helps with costs for approved and registered care such as long, family or occasional day care, outside school hour care, vacation care, pre-school and kindergarten.

Eligibility basics

  • use approved or registered child care
  • be responsible for paying the child care fees
  • immunise your child

To find out more at Department of Human Services.

Child care rebate

Covers 50% of out of pocket child care expenses for approved child care, up to an annual limit per child, in addition to any other child care assistance.

Eligibility basics

  • you use a Child Care Benefit approved child care service
  • you are eligible for Child Care Benefit for approved care, even if you earn too much to receive payment, and
  • you and your partner meet the Work, Training, Study test for Child Care Rebate, or are exempt from it.

To find out more at Department of Human Services.