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Childcare Assistance

Help to pay for childcare
See how much you might get
Childcare Subsidy and OSCAR rates
What are the maximum hours for a subsidy?

Help to pay for childcare

Childcare assistance is for those families who need it most.

See how much you might get

You can use our calculator to estimate the amount of childcare assistance you may be entitled to.

Childcare Subsidy and OSCAR rates

The amount you get depends on the number of children you have, and your and your spouse or partner's income.

These rates are for the Childcare and OSCAR Subsidies only. They do not include 20 Hours ECE.

What are the maximum hours for a subsidy?

If you are in work or study, an approved activity, or if you have special circumstances that mean you need access to childcare, you can get:

Specific circumstances might mean, for example, that you have a serious health condition and your child does not have another caregiver who is able to look after them.

If you are not in work or study, you could get a Childcare Subsidy for up to nine hours a week.