Rebate

The amount of Child Care Rebate you may receive per child, per financial year, depends on which year it is for and your out of pocket expenses.

Out of pocket expenses are your total child care fees less the amount of any Child Care Benefit and Jobs, Education and Training Child Care Fee Assistance you may be eligible for.

The amount of Child Care Rebate is based on 50% of your out of pocket expenses.

The maximum amount of Child Care Rebate you can get is $7,500 per child per year. The maximum amount payable is called the cap amount.

Maximum rebate for each financial year.
Financial year Maximum rebate
2011–12 onwards $7,500

Child Care Rebate Cap

Once you reach the Child Care Rebate cap for your child for the financial year, you will not be entitled to any further rebate until the next financial year.

You should use your online account regularly to check the amount of rebate you receive. This will help you know when you have reached the maximum rebate.

You should log on to your Centrelink online account regularly to check the amount of rebate you receive so you know when your assistance for the year is likely to end. Where your Child Care Rebate payments are made to the child care service, this will help you know when your child care fees will no longer be reduced by the rebate payments.

  • Please go to the Centrelink website for more information