Payment rates for Newstart Allowance

The payment rates for Newstart Allowance are updated on 20 March and 20 September each year and are a guide only.

If you are: Your maximum fortnightly payment is:
single, no children $523.40
single, with a dependent child or children $566.30
single, aged 60 or over, after 9 continuous months on payment $566.30
partnered $472.60 (each)
single principal carer granted an exemption from Mutual Obligation Requirements for either:
  • foster caring
  • non-parent relative caring under a court order
  • home schooling
  • distance education
  • large family
$731.20

Page last updated: 29 January 2016

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