Child Care Subsidy changes approaching

We have detailed information about what’s changing for providers that administer CCS on our website.

You can help families understand what the changes mean for them. Do this by:

  • directing families to the CCS calculator at StartingBlocks.gov.au to find out what their future rates may be
  • printing and displaying a poster and fact sheet at your service
  • sharing social media with your families using this kit
  • telling your families when the CCS changes will take effect with regard to your service’s billing practices.

Families can get more information on the Services Australia website.

Changes to the activity test from July 2023

From 10 July 2023, there are changes to the CCS activity test for families with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children.

A family’s activity level affects the amount of CCS they can get.

The changes mean families can get at least 36 hours of subsidised care per fortnight for each Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander child in their care. This is regardless of their family’s activity level.

Learn more about these changes on our website.