Update your address and accommodation details using your Centrelink online account
You can update your address, accommodation and contact details using your Centrelink online account.
This guide provides a step by step process for updating your contact details by accessing your Centrelink online account via myGov. You can also update your details using our Express Plus mobile apps.
You can ensure that your address details are up to date with all your linked member services by using the Update Your Details option in your myGov account.
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Follow the below steps to update your address and accommodation details, using your Centrelink online account:
Step 1 – Sign in
Once you have signed into myGov and selected your Centrelink online account, select Personal Details from the menu. Go to Step 3.
If you have updated your home address via the Update Your Details service within myGov, go to Step 2.
Step 2 – Confirm your address, if you’ve already updated your details via the Update Your Details service in myGov.
A message in the Reminders tile will advise that you must Confirm your address if you have updated your home address via the Update Your Details service in myGov.
Select Confirm your address within the Reminders message.
Confirm your address update by selecting an option from the drop down box, then select Next and go to Step 6.
Step 3 - To update all your contact details via your Centrelink online account.
You can either:
- Select Personal Details from the Menu. You can choose to update your address, accommodation and contact details in 1 transaction, or update each option individually.
- Alternatively if you have a current address, accommodation and contact details, you can access My Profile from your Centrelink online account homepage
Step 4 – My profile
From the My profile page, select my contact.
Select the arrow icon, in the address, accommodation or phone sections to update your contact details.
Step 5 – Select address
You can select more than 1 address type to update, such as home or postal address. Select the address type.
If you have a partner, their address will also be updated.
Once selected, further options are made available to add, remove or change your address. Select the option that best suits your personal situation, then select Next.
You can only select 1 option from the expanded option list per address type.
Step 6 – Add or update addresses
You can use the following information to add or update your home or postal address.
Enter the suburb or postcode of your home address.
Enter your Street address, as well as your address start date.
Then select Next.
Step 7 – update or delete your contact details
You can view, edit, delete or add your phone and email details on the Contacts page.
If you don’t need to update any of these contact details, select Next and go to Step 9.
To edit details we already have, select the pencil icon next to the contact type.
Edit your details as required, then select Done.
The contact details are now showing as edited on the contacts page.
To delete contact details, select the bin icon next to the contact type you want to delete.
We will then ask you to confirm the deletion of the contact. You must confirm if this information is also to be deleted for your partner, by selecting the tick, then select Yes.
If you have accidentally deleted a contact, select Undo.
Step 8 – Add new contact details
To add new contact details, select Add new contact.
Select a contact type from the drop down box.
You have the option to provide further details, for example if your number is unlisted, by selecting the tick or cross icons.
Once you have updated your new contact details, select Done.
The new contact details will now be listed.
Select Next to continue.
Step 9 – New accommodation details
Select the option that best describes your accommodation arrangement.
Then select Next.
In this example, paying private rent was selected. Based on this selection there will be further questions in relation to your rental details. Other questions may be asked based on your selection.
Then select Next.
Select the accommodation type that best suits your personal situation.
Once you have completed all the rent questions and options on the Rent type page, select Next.
Step 10 – Review and submit
We provide a summary of all the updated details you’ve provided to us. Read through the information carefully to ensure it is correct.
If any of the details need to be changed, select Back and update as required.
If the details are correct, read and accept the declaration and select Submit.
Step 11 - Receipt
Once the update has been submitted you will receive a receipt number, confirmation of your update, as well as details of future entitlements and any important information and reminders.
You only need to contact us if you receive a message asking you to.
If verification of your rent details is required a request for this will be issued to you via mail. The best way to access this information is by registering to receive your letters online.
For a full summary of the details that have updated, select Information you have provided, to expand the page to display your updates.
Select Return to my profile.
Select the Home button to return to your online account homepage.
Step 12 – Online account homepage
Once back on your online account homepage, you can complete other online transactions as required, or you can return to your myGov account.
For your privacy and security, ensure you sign out once you have finished using your myGov account.