Payment rates for Carer Allowance
Carer Allowance when providing care for a child under 16 years is either:
- a fortnightly payment of $123.50 and a Health Care Card for the child, or
- a Health Care Card for the child
Which of these you receive depends on the child’s care needs.
Carer Allowance when providing care for a person 16 years or over is paid at $123.50 per fortnight.
Carer Allowance is adjusted on 1 January each year in line with the Consumer Price Index.
The amount of Carer Allowance you get depends on whether you are providing care for more than 1 person and whether you are in a shared care arrangement.
Carer Allowance is a non-taxable payment.