Update your shares using your Centrelink online account

Instructions on how to use your online account to tell us about changes to your Australian listed shares.

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 Australian listed shares. Read more about the changes to your circumstances you need to tell us about.

Select Update Shares when updating your income and assets details to edit, add or remove details about your Australian listed shares.

Read about deeming rules for shares and other financial investments that may affect your payment.

Step 1: view your shares details and choose an action

Select Update Shares when updating your income and assets details to view a list of your current shares details.

Tell us about changes to your shares details by selecting:

  • Edit pencil icon to update your existing shares details
  • Remove bin [DA5] [WT6] icon to remove shares details
  • Add shares to add new shares details

Step 2: update your share details

Edit existing shares details

Select the edit pencil action to update your existing shares details.

Provide the new share details and select Done to finalise.

Your updated details will appear in your shares list.

Remove share details

Select the remove bin action to remove existing shares details.

Select Undo if you’ve removed the wrong details.

The removed share details will appear greyed out in your shares list.

Add new share details

Select Add shares to add a new share item.

Provide the details about your new item including ASX or Security code, quantity and your share.

Select Done to finalise.

The new share details will be displayed in your shares list.

Select Next when your share details are correct and up to date.   

Step 3: review and submit

Review the changes made to your shares details and read the declaration.

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

Select Submit to confirm your updated shares details and submit your declaration.

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:

  • savings details including any savings, cheque, deeming accounts, cash in hand, money loaned or deposit accounts
  • real estate including real estate you manage or own
  • other assets including personal effects, boats, caravans, life insurance, livestock and motor vehicles
  • other income including lump sum payments, commissions, list interests, grants and scholarships, leave payments and regular gifts you may receive

Step 4: sign out

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

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: 15 November 2016