Payment rates for Newborn Upfront Payment and Newborn Supplement

The amount of Newborn Upfront Payment and Newborn Supplement you receive depends on your family’s income and how many children you have.

Newborn Upfront Payment

Newborn Upfront Payment is a lump sum of $532. It is not taxable and is paid for each child that comes into your care.

Newborn Supplement

The payment rate of Newborn Supplement depends on your family's income and how many children you have. Newborn Supplement is not taxable.

You may be paid for up to 13 weeks starting from the first day of eligibility. However, you will not be paid for those days you do not meet all the eligibility requirements.

If you are eligible for the whole 13 weeks, you may receive a maximum of $1,595.23 for your first child or a maximum of $532.35 for other children.

If you are eligible for at least the base rate of Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A, you will receive the maximum rate of Newborn Supplement. You can use the online estimator to estimate the rate of FTB Part A you may be eligible to receive.

If you are eligible for less than the base rate of FTB Part A, you will receive a reduced rate of Newborn Supplement.

Multiple birth, adoption or entrustment to care

If you have a multiple birth, including twins, you may receive the following for each child:

  • Newborn Upfront Payment, as a lump sum of $532, and
  • Newborn Supplement, at a maximum rate of $1,595.23 if you are eligible for the whole 13 weeks, even if you already have other children

This also applies if you are adopting more than 1 child as part of the same adoption process, or if 2 or more children younger than 1 year of age come into your or your partner's care as part of the same process.

If you are also eligible for Parental Leave Pay, you may receive Parental Leave Pay for 1 child and Newborn Upfront Payment and Newborn Supplement for other children.

Shared care situations

If you share the care of your child, both carers may be eligible for Newborn Upfront Payment and Newborn Supplement.

Blended families

If you receive FTB as a blended family, your Newborn Upfront Payment and Newborn Supplement will be paid based on your blended family percentage.

Page last updated: 16 August 2016

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