Additional Child Care Subsidy for grandparents
Services Australia pays the subsidy to your child care provider to reduce the fees you pay.
Who can get it
To get this payment, you or your partner must:
- get Child Care Subsidy
- get a certain Services Australia payment
- be the grandparent of the child
- have 65% or more care of the child
- make the day to day decisions about the child’s care, welfare and development.
How to get it
If you don’t already get Child Care Subsidy
You can apply for Additional Child Care Subsidy for grandparents within your Child Care Subsidy claim. The option will only appear if you’re eligible for it.
If you already get Child Care Subsidy
You can claim Additional Child Care Subsidy for grandparents online.
You'll need to link Centrelink to your myGov account, if you haven’t already.
If you don’t have a myGov account
If you can’t claim online
Call the families line on the Services Australia website.
Help in your language
Call the Centrelink multilingual phone service on 131 202 to speak with someone in your language.
Find information in more languages about Centrelink on the Services Australia website.