Payment rates for Baby Bonus

If your child was born or adopted before 1 July 2013, Baby Bonus is $5,000.

If your child was born or adopted, or you became eligible for Baby Bonus, on or after 1 July 2013, Baby Bonus is either $5,000 or $3,000 depending on your situation.

You can get the $5,000 payment if your child is the first child you or your partner have given birth to (excluding stillbirth), adopted, or had entrusted to your care within 26 weeks of birth. Otherwise, you can get the $3,000 payment.

If your baby has died or was stillborn, you can receive $5,000 if your child was the first child you or your partner have given birth to including stillbirth. Otherwise, you can receive the $3,000 payment. Please read the Bereavement Payment information to find out more.

Baby Bonus is not taxable.