The free Australian Government child care initiative ends soon, with normal child care fees resuming on 13 July 2020.
During the coronavirus, many carers accessed the Australian Government Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package, which gave children access to free early childhood education and care. This initiative provided important support for carers and helped to maintain placement stability during a difficult time.
This free child care initiative ends soon, with normal child care fees resuming on 13 July 2020.
What do you need to do?
Download our fact sheet (PDF, 612.9 KB) for details about what to do to continue accessing child care from 13 July 2020. In summary:
- If you previously accessed the Child Care Subsidy (CSS), it will automatically start again in most cases.
- If you did not previously get the CSS, you will need to take steps to make sure you aren’t charged for child care.