Local families are reminded to make the switch to the Turnbull Government’s new child care and early learning system or risk missing out on the new subsidies.
Federal Member for Dickson Peter Dutton said many families will be hundreds, if not thousands of dollars a year better off by ensuring their details were to up to date before 2 July.
“These reforms mean more subsidies for families, who need it most, helping keep downward pressure on fees.”
“There are many benefits for families with this new subsidy, including the removal of the annual cap for low to middle income workers,” Mr Dutton said.
How families will benefit locally:
- A family on $50,000 – both parent/s working, with two children aged under 6 in long day care two days a week at $100 a day will be around $2,000 better off a year
- A family on $80,000 – both parent/s working, with two children aged under 6 in long day care three days a week at $100 a day will be over $3,000 better off a year
- A family on $150,000 – both parent/s working, with two children aged 6 and under in long day care three days a week at $100 a day will be more than $1000 better off a year
The two child care rebates will be replaced with one subsidy ensuring that families are able to get ahead, with more than 85 per cent of families, no longer limited on the amount of child care accessed.
For higher income families, the annual subsidy cap will be increased to $10,190 per child.
The switch over to the new system is not automatic and by not changing details before 2 July, parents may not be able to receive the right support.
Parents who can’t remember their MyGov log-in, should call the helpdesk on 136 150 or visit www.education.gov.au/childcare.