Moving from Childcare Subsidy to OSCAR
Once your child turns 5 (or 6 if you're getting a Child Disability Allowance), your Childcare Subsidy payments will stop. If your child now needs before, after-school or holiday care, we may be able to help pay for these costs with an OSCAR Subsidy.
What is OSCAR Subsidy
Out of School Care and Recreation (OSCAR) Subsidy is a payment which helps families with the costs of before and after-school programmes, and school holiday programmes.
We can pay up to 20 hours a week for before and after-school care, and up to 50 hours a week for school holiday programmes.
To receive your OSCAR Subsidy from the day your child starts the programme, you need to submit your application to us before your child’s first day. This is especially important at school holidays.