Resources

The following is a list of all the resources that are associated with Child Care Subsidy.

List of registered child care software

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Contains a list of the registered software products that child care services can use to interact with the CCMS database.

Service Types

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Explains the different types of services that can be granted Child Care Subsidy approval under the Family Assistance Law.

What is the Additional Child Care Subsidy (child wellbeing)?

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Key information on Additional Child Care Subsidy (child wellbeing) which is a payment from the Australian Government for families who need practical help with the cost of child care to support their child’s wellbeing.

Child Care Subsidy balancing basics

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Print ready Child Care Balancing Information sheet

What is the Additional Child Care Subsidy (transition to work)?

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Key information on Additional Child Care Subsidy (transition to work) which is a payment from the Australian Government to help families with the cost of child care while they are transitioning to work from income support payments by engaging in w

What is the Additional Child Care Subsidy (temporary financial hardship)?

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Key information on Additional Child Care Subsidy (temporary financial hardship) which is a short-term payment from the Australian Government to help families experiencing significant financial stress with the cost of child care.

Child Care Subsidy rates from 13 July 2020

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This fact sheet outlines adjustments to Child Care Subsidy rates that take effect on 13 July 2020.

Child Care Subsidy (CCS) Data Software Task Card

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Provides a description of data items and their applications within the Child Care Subsidy System.

Child Care Subsidy activity test

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Key Information on the activity test which ensures that subsidised child care is available to support families who rely on child care to work, train, study, volunteer or do other recognised activities. 

Child Care Subsidy - Shared Care

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Information on shared care which occurs when a child is considered a dependent child of two or more individuals  and the affect on their eligibility and entitlement to Child Care Subsidy and Additional Child Care Subsidy. 

Receiving an Additional Child Care Subsidy (child wellbeing) referral

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This fact sheet provides information on what providers need do when they receive an  ACCS (child wellbeing) referral.

Voluntary work and the Child Care Subsidy activity test

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Key Information on the activity test which ensures that subsidised child care is available to support families who rely on child care to work, train, study, volunteer or do other recognised activities.

Child Care Subsidy - change of circumstance

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Information for families in relation to any change in their circumstances that will potentially affect their eligibility or entitlement to Child Care Subsidy or Additional Child Care Subsidy.

Child Care Subsidy Assessment Tips

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Child Care Subsidy Assessment Tips

Child Care Subsidy System factsheet

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Information on the Child Care Subsidy System, including the families portal, third party software and the Community Grants Hub.

What is the Child Care Subsidy?

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Key information of the Child Care Subsidy being the main type of assistance that most families will use.

Child Care Subsidy Withholding

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Information on the five per cent of Child Care Subsidy which will be withheld to reduce the likelihood that individuals will incur a debt.

What is the Additional Child Care Subsidy (grandparent)?

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Key information on Additional Child Care Subsidy (grandparent) which is a payment from the Australian Government to help grandparents on income support who are the principal carers of their grandchild(ren) with the cost of child care. 

Exemptions to the Child Care Subsidy activity test

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Key information on the exemptions to the activity test which ensures that subsidised child care is available to support families who rely on child care to work, train, study, volunteer or do other recognised activities.

Guide to ACCS (child wellbeing)

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The Guide to ACCS (child wellbeing) contains information for child care providers and services involved in the administration of ACCS (child wellbeing).