Updated: 2 February 2021
- The special COVID-19 arrangements for child care that provide free child care for most Australians have now finished
- From 13 July 2020 eligible parents will receive the Child Care Subsidy and Additional Child Care Subsidy again
- The transitional arrangements in place between 13 July and 27 September 2020 and recovery package arrangements in place between 28 September 2021 and 31 January 2021 have also finished
- The “activity test” for families has been eased until 4 April 2021 where employment has been affected by COVID-19
Eased Activity Test for families
Parents that can no longer satisfy the activity test will be entitled to 100 hours of subsidised child care per fortnight per child for up to 12 weeks. Parents can notify Services Australia of their eligibility for these transitional arrangements via myGov and their Centrelink online account.
Further information on child care arrangements is available here.
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