Public holiday reporting dates and payment arrangements

We have special arrangements in place for public holiday periods to make sure you are not disadvantaged by office closures.

Self service

You can use your myGov account to access your online accounts. You can also use Express Plus mobile apps and phone self service during the holiday period.

Read more about self service.

You can use these services to report your employment income. However, if you do this on a public holiday you will not be paid until after the public holiday.

You can also use your Centrelink online account through myGov to reschedule some of your appointments, apply for an advance payment or request a document.

If you don't have one, creating a myGov account is easy.


If you are due to report your earnings or employment on Australia Day, there are other dates you can report. Your payment will be made after you have reported to us.

If you report early during your assessment period, you must estimate your earnings or other changes for the full period. You can correct your estimate within 14 days, or when you next report.

You can report after your assessment period, but you will not be paid until you report. You may want to do this so you can be sure of your earnings or changes to your circumstances.

Automatic payments

Automatic payments will not be delayed by the holidays, but some payments may be made earlier than usual. An early payment is not an extra payment. It’s your normal payment just paid early. You will need to budget carefully so this payment lasts until your next payment is due

Where payments are made early, they are paid as close as possible before your usual payment day to minimise disruption to your budgeting patterns.

Page last updated: 15 February 2017