News for rural and remote Australians

Older Australians keep a step ahead of the latest scams

Scams are on the rise. We have details about the recent scams to keep you and your family safe.

Annual payments for carers

Eligible carers will be paid Carer Supplement and Child Disability Assistance Payment from 1 July 2017.

Eligible recipients get one-off energy payment

The One-off Energy Assistance Payment will be paid from 26 June 2017.

Our new look Payment and Service Finder is now available

A great new way to help you find, estimate and compare payments, and locate services.

The subsidy benefit does not exist - it’s a scam

A new scam about a subsidy benefit is being emailed to people and claiming to be from us.

Gifting may affect your payment

Before you give away your income and assets, it’s important you understand how it can affect your payment.

Change to Age Pension eligibility age from 1 July 2017

Remember, from 1 July 2017 the age you need to be to get Age Pension is changing.

Meet Karen, one of our Agents out in the field

We have 350 Agents across the country bringing face-to-face services to rural residents.

myGov, as easy as it should be

A new look myGov, giving you a better online experience.

Beware of myGov SMS and email scams

Scammers are targeting people with messages claiming to be from myGov.

Keeping older Australians up to date

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