If you get childcare payments for your child there are things you need to tell us so we can continue to pay your childcare and make sure we're paying the correct rate.
Changes in your circumstances
If you're receiving childcare for your child and there's been a change in your circumstances, such as your income or your partner's income, a child comes into or out of your care, or your childcare arrangements, you need to let us know straight away.
Confirm your childcare every year (0-4 years)
If you want to keep getting a Childcare Subsidy for your child you need to confirm that with us every 52 weeks by completing a Childcare Subsidy review form. This also applies if your child is 0-6 years old and you're receiving a Child Disability Allowance.
Confirm your childcare every term (5-13 years)
If you want to keep getting before, after-school and holiday care for your child you need to confirm that with us every term by completing an OSCAR declaration form. This also applies if your child is 5-18 years old and you're receiving a Child Disability Allowance.
Tell us straight away if you're no longer eligible to get childcare payments.
Absent from childcare
You need to let us know when your child is absent from childcare. We may be able to keep paying for your child depending on how long they're away for.
Moving your child into before, after-school or holiday care
If you were getting Childcare Subsidy for your child and you now need before, after-school or holiday care, you need to apply for OSCAR Subsidy.
Extending childcare when your child turns 5
If your child turns 5 and doesn't start school straight away, we may be able to pay an extra 4 weeks of childcare.
If your child's school has a teacher-only day and you need to work, we may be able to help pay for childcare.