Child Care Subsidy Information
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The Australian Government Child Care Subsidy makes early education and learning more affordable for Australian Families. After enrolling at Only Early Learning Centre, two things will determine a families level of Child Care Subsidy.
1. Combined Family Income
Each families annual income will determine the percentage of subsidy they are eligible for. You can estimate your percentage of subsidy using the below guidelines.
|$66,958 – $171,958||Subsidy reduces 1% for every $3,000 over $66,958|
|$171,958 – $251,248||50%|
|$251,248 – $341,248||Subsidy reduces 1% for every $3,000 over $251,248|
|$341,248 – 351,248||20%|
2. Activity Level of Parents
The number of subsidised care hours a family has access to is determined by an Activity Test. The more activity hours, the more hours of subsidised care a family has access to. The amount of subsidised hours will be determined by the parent with the least amount of activity hours. The maximum amount of hours is 100 per fortnight.
|Hours of Activity (Per Fortnight)||Maximum number of hours of subsidy (Per Fortnight)|
|8 – 16 Hours||36 Hours|
|16 – 48 Hours||72 Hours|
|More than 48 Hours8||100 Hours|
Recognised Activities include
- Paid Work
- Maternity Leave
- Study and training
- Unpaid work in a family business
For more information regarding the Australian Government Child Care Subsidy visit education.gov.au/childcare