Work and Income Childcare Subsidy (WINZ)
Childcare subsidies are available for families with children attending childcare services. Entitlement for a childcare subsidy is dependant on the family income. A formula is calculated to determine what fee is to be paid.
- WINZ only pays for the hours that a child attends an early childhood service, not the booked time, so you need to be aware that any extra fee incurred not covered by your subsidy will be included in your fees.
- Full fees are payable until the subsidy begins.
- It is your responsibility to ensure that your childcare subsidy renewals and change in circumstances are notified directly to WINZ.
- Families who receive 20 Hours ECE may also be eligible for the childcare subsidy to help them pay for childcare that is not covered by ECE.
For more information, download the following WINZ brochure:
WINZ help with Childcare Costs. (PDF 270.83KB)
To apply for a childcare subsidy then visit the WINZ website to find all the forms and information you need.