Australia’s new child care package

From 2 July 2018, there will be a New Child Care Package, providing more support for more families.

As we approach the end of the year, you might now be considering your child care requirements for 2018.

An important consideration for you will be the Government’s New Child Care Package which commences on 2 July 2018.

Under the new package, the existing Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate will be replaced by a new Child Care Subsidy.

The Child Care Subsidy will be paid directly to services.

There are also changes to the annual cap which will make child care more affordable for most families.

The amount of subsidy that families will receive will be based on three things:

  1. Combined family income
  2. Activity level of parents
  3. Type of child care service

The easiest way to work out how much subsidy you may be eligible for is through the Family Child Care Subsidy Estimator which is available here. It’s easy to use and only takes a few minutes to fill out.

You can be assured that Kool Kidzz is busy behind the scenes working on the new child care subsidy changes and will continue to update our families.

Should you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact us.



Team Kool Kidzz