Child Care payment rates

Family support payment rates as of 1 July 2021.

Weekly payment

All payment rates are before tax.

Child Care is calculated as a weekly financial support and paid:

  • every two weeks within NZ, or
  • every four weeks outside of NZ.

Payment dates

About Child Care

Weekly payment rates

Number of children Weekly amount Notes
1 child NZD$180.48  
2 children NZD$108.28 Each child gets a separate amount.
3 children or more NZD$252.68 Amount to be divided by the number of children.