Childare Vouchers are now CLOSED to new entrants


The Government has closed the Childcare Voucher scheme to new entrants from 4 October 2018.


Current users can continue to receive Childcare Vouchers to pay for registered childcare costs as long as they remain eligible – provided they do not change employer.


New entrants are:

  • parents with first babies born after 4 October;
  • anyone not registered before this date; and
  • current users who change employer after 4 October.


Childcare providers can continue to accept Childcare Vouchers as a form of payment from those parents who are already registered for and using the Scheme.

Government help with childcare costs for parents can be found at