Reporting employment income and Job Plan requirements using your Centrelink online account

You can report your income and Job Plan requirements using your Centrelink online account.

Depending on your circumstances you may need to report your income each fortnight.

This guide will assist you to report your income and Job Plan requirements using your online account. Some steps within this guide may not apply to you as you may have different requirements based on your personal circumstances. Read more about Job Plans and other Mutual Obligation Requirements.

You need to report on or after your reporting date, you cannot report early. To prevent any delays with your payment, you need to report by 5pm local time on your reporting date.

You are also required to advise of any income earned by your partner, even if they are not receiving an income support payment.

Step 1: Sign in

Once you have signed into myGov and selected your Centrelink online account, select the Report employment income tile.

Report employment income tile

Step 2: Reporting page

Your reporting period and a list of your and your partner’s most recent employers will be displayed.

If you have income to report, go to step 4.

If you have no income to report, you can skip this process and go to Step 6.

There are options available to you throughout this process:

  • select the question mark icon to access the help menu
  • select the printer icon to print a copy of the page you are on, and
  • select the speech bubble icon to view ways to contact us

Step 3: Select or add your employer

If you or your partner earned income during the reporting period and they’re listed, select the pencil icon next to their name and go to Step 4.

If your employer isn’t already listed, select Add new employer.

You can add an employer by using their 11 digit Australian Business Number (ABN) or their business name.

You can:

  • enter their ABN and select Find, or
  • enter your employer’s business name and select Add

You only need to tell us the employer’s details the first time you report you earned income from them.

Step 4: Report your income

Enter your gross income amount from the employer for the reporting period. This is the amount you earned before tax.

Enter your worked hours, to the nearest hour for your reporting period.

If you and your partner earned income from multiple employers during your reporting period, ensure you report the income for each employer.

Go to Step 3 to learn how to select or add another employer.

Select Done, once you have entered your and your partner’s income for each employer.

Your total income will be displayed in the My earned income section. If you have reported your partner’s income their total will also be displayed in the Partner earned income section.

Step 5: Job Plan requirements

If you don’t have Mutual Obligation Requirements, receive Age Pension or are a student, go to Step 6.

To read information about Job Plans, select the question mark icon and enter Job Plan in the search field.

Select Yes, if you have met your Mutual Obligation Requirements as outlined in your Job Plan.

Select No, if you haven’t met your Mutual Obligation Requirements as outlined in your Job Plan.

A summary of your and your partner’s income will be displayed. Read this information carefully to ensure the details are correct.

If the summary is incorrect, go to Step 4 to learn how to update your and your partner’s income details for the reporting period.

Select Submit, if the summary is correct.

Step 6: Review declaration

A final summary of you and your partner’s income and your Mutual Obligation Requirement declaration will display. Check these details and read the declaration.

Select Cancel, if the details are incorrect.

Go to Step 4 to learn how to update your and your partner’s income details for the reporting period.

Go to Step 5 to learn how to confirm you have met your Job Plan.

If the details are correct and you understand the declaration, select Accept Declaration and Submit to submit your report.

Step 7: Your receipt

A receipt number is provided to let you know that your report has been successful; please make a note of this for your records.

Your receipt will include your and your partner’s:

  • next payment
  • next reporting dates, and
  • any upcoming appointments or documents are to be returned

Step 8: Return to home

Select Return to home to return to your online account home page.

Step 9: Online account homepage

Once back at your online account homepage you can complete many other transactions as required or you can return to your myGov account

For your privacy and security, ensure you sign out when you have finished using your myGov account.

View other online account guides and video demonstrations about using your online account.

Page last updated: 2 February 2016