CCB aims to:
CCB is available for:
Families using registered care CCB receive an hourly rate up to a 50 hour limit per child irrespective of income (1.1.I.20). The rate varies for school children and non-school children.
Families claiming approved care CCB are paid an hourly rate per child depending on:
Parents accessing approved care can choose to receive their CCB either as:
Parents accessing registered care CCB claim their CCB direct from Centrelink on presentation of receipts within 12 months from when the care was provided.
CCB began on 1 July 2000. It amalgamates the former Childcare Assistance and CR into one benefit.
Act reference: FAAct section 42 When a person is conditionally eligible for CCB by fee reduction (approved care), section 43 When an individual is eligible for CCB by fee reduction (approved care), section 45 When an individual is eligible for CCB for a past period (registered care)
Policy reference: FA Guide 2.6 CCB Eligibility
Last reviewed: 12 August 2013