Additional Child Care Subsidy for transitioning to work, studying or training
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 must:
- get Child Care Subsidy
- meet the transition to work requirements
- be within the time limit for each transition to work activity
- meet family income limits
- have an active Job Plan, unless you get Austudy, ABSTUDY or Disability Support Pension
- have an active Participation Plan if you get Disability Support Pension.
You must also get one of these payments:
- Parenting Payment
- JobSeeker Payment
- Disability Support Pension
- Youth Allowance
- Carer Payment
- Special Benefit, if you aren’t eligible for JobSeeker Payment or Parenting Payment
- Farm Household Allowance
- a means tested ABSTUDY payment.
How to get it
If you don’t already get Child Care Subsidy
You can apply for Additional Child Care Subsidy (Transition to Work) 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 (Transition to Work) 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.