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Fees and Assistance

How much are the fees?

Family Day Care fees vary from service to service. Fees can be as low as $10.00 per day per child with a Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate depending on your income.

What is the Child Care Benefit?

The Child Care Benefit (CCB) income tested and is usually paid directly to child care providers to reduce the fees that eligible families pay. To receive the Child Care Rebate (CCR) you must claim and be eligible for Child Care Benefit (assessed at a rate of zero or more).

What is the Child Care Rebate?

  • You may choose to receive the Child Care Rebate on a weekly or fortnightly basis, paid either to your child care service as a fee reduction or directly to your bank account.
  • Whether you receive a weekly or fortnightly Child Care Rebate payment depends on when your child care service submits your attendance data.
  • You can still choose to receive the Child Care Rebate payments quarterly or annually as a lump sum directly to your bank account.
  • If you currently receive the Child Care Rebate and would like to receive weekly or fortnightly payments for the Rebate for the next financial year, you should inform the Department of Human Services.
  • The Child Care Rebate pays up to 50 per cent of your out-of-pocket expenses for child care up to an annual cap. For the 2013-2014 income year, the Child Care Rebate annual cap is $7,500 per child per year.
  • It is NOT income tested, so you may be eligible to receive it even if you don’t get the Child Care Benefit from your fees.
  • Your out of pocket child care costs are calculated after deducting any Child Care Benefit from your fees.

If you currently receive the Child Care Rebate and would like to receive weekly or fortnightly payments for the Rebate for the next financial year, you should inform the Department of Human Services.
  • The Child Care Rebate pays up to 50 per cent of your out-of-pocket expenses for child care up to an annual cap. For the 2013-2014 income year, the Child Care Rebate annual cap is $7,500 per child per year.
  • It is NOT income tested, so you may be eligible to receive it even if you don’t get the Child Care Benefit from your fees.
  • Your out of pocket child care costs are calculated after deducting any Child Care Benefit from your fees.

You may choose to receive the Child Care Rebate on a weekly or fortnightly , paid either to your child care service as a fee reduction or directly to your bank account.