Update your other income details using your Centrelink online account

Instructions on how to use your online account to tell us about changes to your other income details.

It’s important that you tell us when your circumstances change so we can correctly assess your eligibility for payments and services. This includes changes to your and your partner’s other income. Read more about the changes to your circumstances you need to tell us about.

When updating your income and asset details, select Add other income to edit, add or remove your other income details. This includes details about lump sum payments, commissions, life interests, grants and scholarships, leave payments and regular gifts received.

Read more about income, and how it may affect your payment.

Step 1: view your other income details and choose an action

Select Add other income as part of your updates to income and assets details to view a list of your other income details.

Tell us about changes to your other income details by selecting:

  • Edit pencil icon to update existing income details
  • Remove bin icon to remove income details
  • Add other income to add new income details


Step 2: update your other income details

Edit existing other income details

Select the edit pencil action to update existing other income details.

Update your income and select Done to finalise.


The updated details will appear in your other income list.

Remove other income details

Select the remove bin action to remove existing income details.

Tell us the date when your other income stopped. Use your keyboard to type the date or select the calendar icon to choose a date.

Select Done to finalise.

The removed details will be greyed out in your other income list.

Select Undo if you’ve removed the wrong details.

Add new other income details

Select Add other income to enter the details about your new income. Depending on the type of income, you may also need to answer some questions.

Select Next to move to the next section.

Your new income details will appear in your other income list.

Select Next when your other income details are correct and up to date

Step 3: review and submit your other income details

Review the changes made to your other income details and read the declaration.

If you agree with the information in the declaration, check accept this declaration.

Select Submit to confirm your updated other income details.

We will provide you a receipt number when your update has been submitted.

We will also tell you if evidence is required to confirm your updates. You will have 14 days to provide evidence to us.

Read our step by step guide and submit evidence or supporting documents using your Centrelink online account.

If you are making changes to other categories as part of your income and assets updates, you’ll be asked to update these next.

Read our step by step instructions on how to update your:

Step 4: sign out

Select Return to my profile to get back to your profile page.

Select Home to return to your online account homepage.

Select myGov to return to your myGov account.

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

If you have not logged in through myGov, select log out.
View other online guides and video demonstrations about using your online account.

Page last updated: 20 February 2017