The Child Care Rebate (CCR) provides eligible families with a 50% rebate of their “out-of-pocket” child care fees, to a maximum of $7,500 per annum per child per annum. That is, it is 50% of the total fees paid after deducting the CCB or JET subsidy referred to above.
It is NOT means tested against income however to receive CCR, the primary carer must be working or studying a minimum of 15 hours per fortnight. Centrelink provide a work study questionnaire to approve CCR.
Further information and the eligibility details can be found on the Centrelink website at www.humanservices.gov.au