Family Assistance

Paid Parental Leave


In 2010, Australia’s first Paid Parental Leave (PPL) system was passed by Parliament. As a result, eligible working parents expecting or adopting a child on or after January 1, 2011 can look forward to 18-weeks Government-funded pay – at the national minimum wage, currently $695 a week (before tax).

To be eligible for the payment, an individual must

  • be the primary carer of a newborn or recently adopted child
  • meet the work test requirements
  • meet residency requirements
  • have received an individual adjusted taxable income of $150,000 or less in the financial year before, and
  • be on leave or not working from when you become the child’s primary carer until the end of your Paid Parental Leave period

Dads and partners haven’t been forgotten either – they may be eligible for two-weeks of Government-funded Dad and Partner Pay.

For further information on Paid Parental Leave visit the Human Services Department website.


Child Care Subsidy 2018


When the Child Care Subsidy commences on 2 July 2018, it will replace the Child Care Benefit (CCB) and Child Care Rebate (CCR).

The level of your Child Care Subsidy will depend on:

  • combined family income
  • an activity test, and
  • the care service type.


Information Sheet


New Child Care Package – Key Changes for Families.

The New Child Care Package.

Page updated: 05/10/17