Childcare Market In Australia – Government Funding

  • “Jobs for Families” package came into effect from 1 July 2018 providing an additional $3.5 billion in funding to the early learning sector
  • Aimed at low to middle income families, with no cap for families earning less than $187,000. Over this amount the subsidy percentage decreases with the cap reducing to nil for families with income over $351,000
  • 94% of families which meet the activity test are expected to be better off under the “Jobs for Families” package with only 2% of families (earning above $351,000) to be worse off

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