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Child Care Subsidy

How does the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) work ?

The Child Care Subsidy will be paid directly to Sustainable OSHC to be passed on to families as a fee reduction. Families will make a co-contribution to their child care fees and pay to the provider the difference between the fee charged and the subsidised amount.

What is a Complying Written Agreement (CWA)?

A CWA is an ongoing agreement between an Early Childhood Education Centre (ECEC) service provider and a Parent/Guardian to provide care in return for fees. A CWA is required to access CCS funding. You can view the status of your CWA via your myGov account.

How do I know if I'm eligible for Child Care Subsidy?

There are certain requirements that must be satisfied for an individual to be eligible to receive the Child Care Subsidy (CCS) for their child. These include:

  • The age of the child (must be 13 or under and not attending secondary school)

  • The individual, or their partner, meeting the residency requirements

  • The combined family income meeting the specified requirements

  • The child meeting immunisation requirements

  • The activity level of your family – See the Department of Education’s Child Care Subsidy Activity Test

Why am I being charged full fees?

There are a few reasons a family might be charged full fees:

  1. You have not started or fully completed your myGov assessment

  2. You have declined to accept your CWA in myGov

  3. Your household income is above $350 000 and are not entitled to CCS.


If these do not apply to you, please email our Administration Team at:

I forgot to complete my MyGov assessment, will my CCS be refunded?

If eligible, we may be able to backdate your subsidy for up to 28 days. Please ensure you have now completed the following steps to access CCS entitlements:

  1. Link your Centrelink account with your myGov account

  2. Provide the correct Customer Registration Number (CRN) & date of birth for both you and your child

  3. Ensure the correct parent/guardian is the account holder

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