Release type: Media Release


Tasmanian families to receive cheaper child care


The Hon Jason Clare MP
Minister for Education

The Albanese Government is delivering Cheaper Child Care for around 22,000 families in Tasmania.

From July, the cost of child care will be cut, delivering real cost-of-living relief for more than 1.2 million families across the country.

Most families with children in child care will receive more money back in their pockets through the Child Care Subsidy, including some who were previously not eligible.

For a family on about $120,000 with a child in care three days a week, the changes will cut costs by about $1,700 a year.

The Child Care Subsidy rates will lift to 90 per cent for families on a combined income of $80,000 or less.

For families with two or more children aged five or under in care, the higher subsidy of up to 95 per cent will remain.

Comment attributable to Minister for Education Jason Clare:

“From July, child care will get cheaper for 22,000 families across Tasmania.

“Apart from the mortgage or rent, child care is the biggest bill that a lot of Australian families have to pay.

“Cheaper Child Care will help with cost-of-living pressures and make it easier for parents to return to paid work, or work more paid hours, if they want to.

“This is a practical measure that is good for children, good for parents and good for the country.”