Child Care Subsidy rates from 1 July 2019

This fact sheet outlines adjustments to Child Care Subsidy rates that take effect on 1 July 2019.

Income test

The percentage of Child Care Subsidy a family is entitled to is based on combined annual income. Child Care Subsidy income thresholds are adjusted annually in accordance with Consumer Price Index (CPI). The table below shows the income thresholds that apply from 1 July 2019.

Annual cap

There is no annual cap for most families receiving Child Care Subsidy. The income threshold at which an annual cap does apply, and the value of the cap, are adjusted annually in accordance with CPI. The table below shows how the annual cap applies from 1 July 2019.

Hourly rate caps

The hourly rate caps are the maximum hourly rate used to calculate families’ Child Care Subsidy for each service type. The hourly rate caps are adjusted annually in accordance with CPI. The table below shows the hourly rate caps that apply from 1 July 2019.

More information on the new child care package and other programs is available at: www.education.gov.au