The New Child Care Package is coming 2nd July 2018
The Australian Government is investing an additional $2.5 billion over four years to support the 1.2 million families who use approved child care. The changes will provide more support for more families and be targeted to those who need it the most.
Key changes for families Simplified The centrepiece of the package is the Child Care Subsidy.
When the Child Care Subsidy commences on the 2nd of July 2018, it will: • replace the Child Care Benefit (CCB) and Child Care Rebate (CCR) with a single, means tested subsidy • be paid directly to service providers • be simpler than the current multi-payment system • be better targeted and provide more assistance to low and middle income families.
What do I need to do before July 2nd? In order to be prepared for the change, you should make sure you have a MyGov account, and that it is linked to Centrelink. For more information on MyGov, please go to https://my.gov.au or call Centrelink's Family Assustance Office on 13 61 50.