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Changes to CCS from July 2023

Child Care Subsidy (CCS) is changing.

From July 2023 most families using child care will get more CCS. Here’s what you need to know:

  • The maximum amount of CCS is increasing from 85% to 90%.
  • Families earning $80,000 or less will get 90% subsidy.
  • Families earning over $80,000 and under $530,000 will get a subsidy that tapers down from 90%, depending on their income. The subsidy will go down by 1% for each $5,000 earned.
  • Families earning below $362,408 with more than one child aged 5 or under in care can still get a higher rate for their second and younger children when the changes occur on 10 July 2023. The higher rate for second and younger children will end when a family earns $362,408 or more. All children will then receive the standard CCS rate. (Updated on 01/03/2023)