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The New Child Care Package

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

  1. their combined family income
  2. the level of ‘approved’ activity they undertake
  3. the type of child care service they use.

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.

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