* Melbourne families in stage four lockdown will receive an additional 30 days of allowable absences from child care

* Parents will not be required to pay a gap fee when their children do not attend

* The government will continue to pay childcare subsidies

* Transition payments for Melbourne childcare providers will be increased from 25 to 30 per cent


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* In regional Victoria, the government will provide an additional 30 absence days, as well as extending the gap fee waiver and out of school care payment

* The regional gap fee waiver is designed for children absent from care for coronavirus-related reasons

* Outside hours school care services in regional Victoria will be paid 15 per cent of their revenue in addition to the 25 per cent transition payment and the childcare subsidy

(Source: Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan)