Media contacts

Department of Human Services media enquiries

Media enquiries relating to the Department of Human Services, including Medicare, Centrelink and Child Support programs can be emailed to:

Please include your contact details, including your phone number and the deadline for your story.

Media can also call us direct.

Media contacts:

  • National
    0411 670 958 (available after hours for urgent inquiries)
  • Australian Capital Territory
    (02) 6133 0449
  • New South Wales
    (02) 6133 0449
  • Northern Territory
    (08) 8306 2143
  • Queensland
    (07) 3000 3244
  • South Australia
    (08) 8306 2143
  • Tasmania
    (03) 6222 3734
  • Victoria
    (03) 9963 9087
  • Western Australia
    (08) 9238 9036

Policy and customer related media enquiries

The Department of Human Services delivers payments and services on behalf of Government policy departments. We encourage media who are seeking comment on current or proposed legislation to contact the relevant Government policy department media contacts.

Policy department media contacts:

If your media enquiry relates to a customer's personal circumstances, the Privacy Act 1988 prevents us from commenting on or disclosing personal information to media representatives except where specified exceptions apply.

Non-media enquiries

If you have a non-media related enquiry or comment, please refer to the Contact us page.