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Childcare costs eased for families

Families with multiple kids in childcare are set to benefit from a significant increase in the rate of Child Care Subsidy (CCS). The increased rate applies to families with multiple children aged five and under in childcare.

The rate of CCS will be lifted by 30% for the second child and any other younger children in care, up to a maximum rate of 95%. The higher subsidy will boost support for working families and follows the removal of the annual CCS cap of $10,655 for families earning over $190,015 (in 2021-22 terms) from 10 December 2021 – and beyond.

The increased subsidy has been fast-tracked and brought forward from its initial release date of July 1, 2022. Families do not need to do anything to receive the increased subsidy.


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