Very important for all young families - from education.gov.au as at 1st December, 2017
From 2 July 2018, there will be a New Child Care Package, providing more support for more families.
Child Care Subsidy
The package includes a new Child Care Subsidy, which replaces the current Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate. The Child Care Subsidy will be paid directly to services.
There are also changes to the annual cap which will make child care more affordable for most families.
Three things will determine a family's level of Child Care Subsidy:
The package includes a $1.2 billion Safety Net to give the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children, including those from regional and remote communities, a strong start through access to quality early learning and child care.
The current arrangements don't change until 2 July 2018. More information about what families need to do to prepare for the change will be available in early 2018.
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Family Webcast Information Sessions
The Department of Education and Training hosted three Family Webcast Information Sessions to help families learn about the New Child Care Package starting on 2 July 2018.
The free online sessions were held in November 2017 so families could better understand how the Package will impact them and the amount of subsidy they may be eligible to receive.
The presentation from these sessions is available online. A recording of the webcast, as well as the responses to the questions asked, will also be made available online shortly.