New childcare funding in 2024 and 2025

The Government is introducing new childcare funding in 2024 and 2025. From:

  • April 2024 up to 15 hours for eligible working families with a 2-year-old
  • September 2024 up to 15 hours for eligible working families with a child between, 9 and 23 months old
  • September 2025 up to 30 hours for eligible working families with a child from 9 months old up to school age

You can check if you qualify on Childcare Choices from January 2024. If you're eligible, funding won't start until the dates shown and you need to make sure your childcare provider accepts funded hours.

Last updated 07 December 2023