Child Care Subsidy Gap Fee Calculator

We have created this calculator to help families calculate their out of pocket fees. To use our CCS gap fee calculator, you need to have already received the letter from Centrelink with your entitlements.

Please note that the results are just an estimate.


Frequently Asked Questions


Why am I not receiving the full Child Care Subsidy amount?

Parents are often surprised to find that they are not receiving the full percentage given by Centrelink. The main causes for the discrepancy are:

Why is my Child Care Subsidy different every second week?

Your child care subsidy entitlements include a limited number of hours per fortnight (please see the table below). It often happens that a family exhausts their entitlements before the end of the second week and less subsidy is paid for that week.

Activity level each fortnight Hours of subsidised care each fortnight
Less than 8 hours 0 hours if you earn above $72,466
24 hours if you earn $72,466 or below
More than 8 to 16 hours 36 hours
More than 16 to 48 hours 72 hours
More than 48 hours 100 hours