The Australian Childcare Alliance (ACA) is a not-for-profit, member-funded organisation advocating for the future of Australia's children. We work on behalf of long day care owners and operators to ensure families and their children have an opportunity to access early childhood education and care (ECEC) throughout Australia.

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What do we do?
The Australian Childcare Alliance is the national peak body that represents, advocates, informs and promotes quality early childhood education and care services throughout Australia.
ACA Role in Advocacy We represent over 70% of all privately owned ECEC services, and offer a strong voice to advocate for the sector.
Our State Bodies Join our membership and access a wealth of benefits by contacting your state body.
Submissions Read our latest submissions to government.

Latest News

Budget 2015 - Minister Morrison talks to ABC

budget-160x11111 May 2015 - Budget 2015: Childcare system receives shake-up under new Government plan to support low income families.
Most families will receive more help with childcare costs under the Abbott Government's major budget initiative, but the boost will come at the expense of some new parents and families with one parent staying at home.

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Child Care Assistance Package

The Federal Government has released its much anticipated Federal Childcare Assistance Package, which is intended to see the introduction of a new child care subsidy from 1 July 2017. 

  • Click here for an overview of the key elements of the package
  • Click here for a fact sheet on the key elements of the package
  • Click here to visit the Department of Social Services' webpage on the Childcare Assistance Package
  • Click here for a copy of the Prime Minister's media release announcing the package
  • Click here for a copy of our media release in response to the announcement
  • Click here to like ACA on Facebook and click here to follow ACA NSW on Twitter for regular updates about the package, as well as other key announcements.







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