FAMILY ASSISTANCE

Family Assistance Office - Child Care Benefit & 30% - 50% Rebate

Child Care Benefit (CCB) is a payment made to families to assist with the costs of child care. Families using child care provided by approved child care services may receive CCB. Your child must be linked to parent/guardian and the appropriate documentation filled out with the Family Assistance Office to ensure you have requested to claim the government rebate. You must advise the Family Assistance Office that: your child is attending a registered service and let them know that you are wanting to claim the CCB% rebate. The family will be given a Customer Reference Number (CRN) and each child will receive a CRN number. These numbers are to be given to our office upon enrollment.

The Child Care Tax Rebate is a payment for parents or guardians who are working, studying or training. The Child Care Tax Rebate is not income tested.

The Child Care Tax Rebate payment to families is from 30% to 50% to help meet out-of-pocket child care costs.

Families can now receive up to $7500 a year for each child.

The Child Care Tax Rebate is paid quarterly or as an annual lump sum payment.

Applications for Child Care Benefit and the Child Care Tax Rebate must be made directly to the Family Assistance Office. You can do this by visiting your nearest Centrelink office or phone 13 61 50.

Contacting the Family Assistance Office will enable your usage information to be linked to our service and the government. Without this information you will be unable to receive any form of rebates.

Things you need to know about childcare, brochure.