From July 2023, families using child care must pay the gap fee using electronic means.
From 1 July 2023, those who utilise child care services must pay the gap fee using electronic means.
The gap fee is the difference between your full fee and your Child Care Subsidy (CCS) amount.
Electronic funds transfer, or EFT, is when a customer pays a bill using electronic means. Most families already use EFT to pay the gap fee.
Only EFT payments will be accepted from 1 July. If you already use EFT to pay gap fees, you don’t need to do anything.
Exceptions are available in limited circumstances.
This change will help the government protect CCS against fraud and non-compliance.
For more information, view the fact sheet or contact our Senior Childcare Officer on 9729 3311.
Acknowledgement of Country
The Shire of Harvey acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.