Child Care Rebate

The Child Care Rebate Covers 50 percent of out-of-pocket child-care expenses, up to a maximum amount per child per year, in addition to the Child Care Benefit.

The rebate covers 50 per cent of your out-of-pocket expenses (up to a maximum amount per child per year), when you claim Child Care Benefit for approved child care. Out-of-pocket expenses are the total of your child care fees less the amount of any Child Care Benefit or of any Jobs, Education and Training Child Care Fee Assistance you receive. There are eligibility requirements for receiving the rebate.

To be eligible for Child Care Rebate, you need to be assessed as being eligible for Child Care Benefit for approved child care, even if you are assessed at a zero rate.

You do not need to lodge a claim for Child Care Rebate. You will automatically be assessed when you claim Child Care Benefit for approved child care. The rebate is then paid to you if you are eligible for Child Care Benefit for approved child care and you meet the Child Care Rebate ‘work, training, study test’ (or are exempt from it).

Exploring Hub is a approved Child Care Benefit approved baby care centre/child care centre