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Child Care Subsidy Changes (CCS)

Blog - 29 May 2023

Child Care Subsidy Changes (CCS)

From 10 July 2023, the maximum amount of CCS is increasing from 85% to 90% for families earning up to $80,000. The CCS income limit has also increased from $356,756 to $530,000. Read the key changes below for more information.

Key changes to Child Care Subsidy:

  • If your family earns under $530,000, you’ll get increased CCS. The CCS percentage you’re entitled to depends on your family’s income.
  • Families earning up to $80,000 will get an increased maximum CCS amount, from 85% to 90%. If you earn over $80,000 you may get a subsidy starting from 90%. This will go down by 1% for each $5,000 of income your family earns.
  • If you have more than one child aged 5 or under, you can still get a higher rate for one or more of your children.
  • The low income limit for Additional Child Care Subsidy (ACCS) Transition to Work will also increase to $80,000.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children can get at least 36 hours of subsidy per fortnight, regardless of their family’s income or activity level.

What does this mean?

If you already get CCS and your family income hasn’t changed, you don’t need to do anything to get the increased rate. Services Australia will automatically apply changes to your CCS from 10 July 2023.

If you don’t currently get CCS and are curious to learn more about what CCS is and how to apply, read our Child Care Subsidy (CCS) Explained blog for more information.

How to check your CCS percentage

You can check your CCS percentage in your Centrelink online account through myGov. Then:

  • Select the MENU
  • Select My family
  • From this menu select Child Care
  • Select Child Care Subsidy summary

For more information, head to the Services Australia website. Please note, any specific enquiries about the CCS changes should be directed to Centrelink or Services Australia.

If you need general support or have questions relevant to your Camp Australia account, you can visit our website or FAQs page. You can also speak to our Customer Care Team on 1300 105 343 from 5am – 9pm, 7 days a week (except on National Public Holidays).

CCS Vacation Care

On top of OSHC, CCS can also be extended to holiday programs, such as our Rocketeers extraordinary adventure. You can book into any of our services where children will continue to engage in fun, social activities through purposeful play.

Rocketeers Mission X has launched – book in now for an X-traordinary adventure these winter holidays!

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