The Child Care Subsidy (CCS) helps eligible families access approved and registered child care providers, by partially subsidising the cost of daily fees.

CCS is provided by the Federal Government and is managed through their Services Australia agency.

Administration of CCS is completed through Centrelink which can be accessed online via the myGov web portal.

The amount of subsidy families receive is calculated by a number of factors including:

  • activity level
  • combined family income
  • service type
  • hourly rates

We developed the summary guide below to assist families in understanding these factors.

Further advice is also available on the Services Australia website.