This Child Care Subsidy (CCS) Calculator is developed for Australian parents to estimate their possible Child Care Subsidy payment amount from the Australian Government and out-of-pocket child care costs when using Centre Based Day Care, Family Day Care or Outside School Hours Care. For In Home Care Child Care Subsidy estimation please use the In Home Care Child Care Subsidy Calculator.

Aiming to help parents understand some very important questions about the new Child Care Subsidy such as “How much childcare subsidy do I get” and “How is child care subsidy calculated”, this CCS Calculator is based on the publicly available guidelines and publications about Child Care Subsidy that can be found in the Child Care Subsidy Guide by the Department of Education and Training, Australian Government. The Child Care Subsidy rates that take effect on 13 July 2020 for Financial Year 2021 (FY21) are being used. However, the results from this childcare subsidy calculator are only indicative and informative. The estimation of your childcare subsidy will be based on the information you provide. If any information provided is inaccurate, the estimation could be incorrect.

This Calculator could generate inaccurate results in particular cases, for example, the Calculator does not take into account:

    • if you are repaying any money to Centrelink, or have had your payment reduced, or;
    • the assets test, or;
    • if you are paid under a Social Security Agreement, or;
    • if you are overseas.

The Child Care Subsidy commenced in July 2018 to replace the Child Care Benefit (CCB) and Child Care Rebate (CCR) with a single, means-tested subsidy. If you don’t know how to claim Child Care Subsidy, please refer to the link below:

Child Care Subsidy – How to claim – Australian Government Department of Human Services

Please Note: 5 per cent (5%) of your weekly Child Care Subsidy entitlement will be withheld unitl the end-of-year reconciliation after the end of each financial year.