Child Care Cost - Child Care Benefit (CCB) and Child Care Rebate Explained

The Australian Government offers two major schemes to assist families with the cost of child care.  The Child Care Benefit (CCB) helps eligible families by subsidizing the cost of child care.  While the Child Care Rebate (CCR) helps working families by reimbursing your out of pocket child care expenses as a tax rebate.

 You may be entitled to both or either, CCB and CCR, plus maybe other additional benefits.  To find out more, you will need to contact and register with the Family Assistance Office (FAO). 

Ph: 136150  (8am to 8pm Mon – Fri)

 Once registered, you will be given a Customer Reference Number (CRN) for the parent and each child.  The CRN and date of births will be used to log your attendance with our centre.   If you are eligible for CCB, you will receive a fee reduction and will only need to pay the 'gap' difference, similar to how Medicare works.   CCR is a cash back rebate system.  The tax rebate is currently 50% on the total out of pocket childcare costs up to $7500p.a.  The out of pocket 'gap' paid can also be  CCR eligible. This payment can be estimated and paid to you montly or quarter instead of waiting till the end of the financial year tax return.  

There are many conditions that can affect the amount of payment received.  Whether you are working, studying, full time, part time, combine income, hours of eligibility, and attendance requirements.   We advise you to talk to FAO and our administration staff to discuss your family arrangements.

Other entitlements:

Special CCB (SCCB), JET Family Assistance (JFA), Inclusion Support Subsidy (ISS)