The child care benefit and child care rebate have been established to assist parents with the cost of child care:

  • The child care benefit is means tested and will depend on your family income level.
  • The child care rebate allows eligible parents to claim up to 50% (to a maximum of $7,500).
  • Families must register with the Family Assistance Office and receive a Customer Reference Number (CRN) in order to receive the Child Care Benefit or Rebate.

The following sites provide further information:

http://www.mychild.gov.au/childcarerebate/

http://www.familyassist.gov.au/payments/family-assistance-payments/

http://www.centrelink.gov.au/internet/internet.nsf/payments/childcare_benefit.htm

http://www.centrelink.gov.au/internet/internet.nsf/payments/childcare_rebate.htm