On July 2 the Turnbull Government will launch a new child care package that will give local families more affordable access to childcare and more opportunities to work.
Stirling residents who currently receive the Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate will have their payments replaced with a new single Child Care Subsidy.
Families earning $186,958 or less will no longer have a cap on the amount of Child Care Subsidy they can claim, and families earning over $186,958 and under $351,248 will see the current cap increased from $7,613 to $10,190 per child, per year. This Package is about putting more money back into the pockets of hard-working local families.
The switch over to the new system however is not automatic and we need families to update their details as soon as they can by visiting www.education.gov.au/childcare. To find out more, please contact my office.