Child Care Subsidy- CCS

WillowBee Early Learning Centre is an accredited centre under the Government’s Child Care Subsidy scheme.

You may be eligible for child care support if your child attends WillowBee Early Learning Centre. Eligibility depends on factors including immunisation requirements, residency rules and age of the child.

The level of subsidy a family receives will depend on three factors:

  • Income – a family’s (both partners) combined income
  • Activity test – what activities the individual and their partner undertake or exemptions that might apply and
  • Service type – the type of approved child care service used, for example Centre Based Long Day Care, like WillowBee

The table below outlines combined family income and relevant rate of Child Care Subsidy to which families may be be entitled.


Child Care Subsidy Rates from 10th July 2023
CCS family income thresholds
Subsidy per cent
(of actual fee charged or relevant hourly rate cap, whichever is lower)
Up to $80,000 90%
More than $80,000 to below $530,000 The percentage goes down by 1% for every $5,000 of income your family earns above $80,000
Above $530,000 0%


The number of hours of subsidised child care to which a family will be entitled will depend on how much time parents spend undertaking recognised activities, for example work, training, volunteering or study.



Hours of activity (per fortnight) Maximum number of hours of subsidy (per fortnight)
less than 8 hours 0 hours if you earn above $80,000 24 hours if you earn $80,000 or below
More than 8 hours to 16 hours  36 hours
More than 16 hours to 36 hours 72 hours
More than 48 hours 100 hours


Child Care Subsidy will be paid directly to us to pass on to families as a fee reduction so that their fees are reduced at the time they use child care.

For further information visit

The Department of Human Services Child Care Subsidy website

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