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.

Christmas and New Year holiday closures

During the Christmas 2016 and New Year 2017 holiday period we will be closed on:

  • Boxing Day public holiday, Monday 26 December 2016
  • Public holiday, Tuesday 27 December 2016
  • Wednesday 28 December 2016, and
  • New Year’s Day, Monday 2 January 2017

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.

Reporting

If you are due to report your earnings or employment on a holiday closure date, 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.

Reporting arrangements for the Christmas 2016 and New Year 2017 holiday period

The following information is important if you need to report or advise your earnings from employment.

You can use your myGov account, Centrelink online account, Express Plus Centrelink mobile app or phone self service to report or advise your earnings.

For customers who receive:

If you are due to report, you must do so before you can be paid.

Date reports normally due Date reports can be made Revised payment delivery date Next normal payment date
Wednesday 21 December Tuesday 20 December Wednesday 21 December Thursday 5 January 2017
Thursday 22 December Wednesday 21 December Thursday 22 December Friday 6 January 2017
Friday 23 December Wednesday 21 December Thursday 22 December Monday 9 January 2017
Monday 26 December Thursday 22 December Friday 23 December Tuesday 10 January 2017
Tuesday 27 December Thursday 22 December Friday 23 December Wednesday 11 January 2017
Wednesday 28 December Friday 23 December Wednesday 28 December Thursday 12 January 2017
Thursday 29 December Friday 23 December Wednesday 28 December Friday 13 January 2017
Friday 30 December Thursday 29 December Friday 30 December Monday 16 January 2017
Monday 2 January 2017 Friday 30 December Tuesday 3 January 2017 Tuesday 17 January 2017

For customers who receive:

If you are due to report, you must do so before you can be paid.

Date reports normally due Date reports can be made Revised payment delivery date Next normal payment date
Wednesday 21 December Tuesday 20 December Thursday 22 December Friday 6 January 2017
Thursday 22 December Wednesday 21 December Friday 23 December Monday 9 January 2017
Friday 23 December Wednesday 21 December Friday 23 December Tuesday 10 January 2017
Monday 26 December Thursday 22 December Wednesday 28 December Wednesday 11 January 2017
Tuesday 27 December Thursday 22 December Wednesday 28 December Thursday 12 January 2017
Wednesday 28 December Friday 23 December Thursday 29 December Friday 13 January 2017
Thursday 29 December Friday 23 December Thursday 29 December Monday 16 January 2017
Friday 30 December Thursday 29 December Tuesday 3 December Tuesday 17 January 2017
Monday 2 January 2017 Friday 30 December Wednesday 4 January 2017 Wednesday 18 January 2017

Payment dates for the Christmas 2016 and New Year 2017 holiday period if you do not need to report

If you do not need to report earnings, you will be paid early to ensure you get your payment over the holiday period.

For customers who receive:

Normal payment delivery Revised payment delivery date Next normal payment date
Thursday 22 December Wednesday 21 December Thursday 5 January 2017
Friday 23 December Thursday 22 December Friday 6 January 2017
Monday 26 December Thursday 22 December Monday 9 January 2017
Tuesday 27 December Friday 23 December Tuesday 10 January 2017
Wednesday 28 December Friday 23 December Wednesday 11 January 2017
Thursday 29 December Wednesday 28 December Thursday 12 January 2017
Friday 30 December Wednesday 28 December Friday 13 January 2017
Monday 2 January 2017 Friday 30 December Monday 16 January 2017
Tuesday 3 January 2017 Tuesday 3 January 2017 Tuesday 17 January 2017

For customers who receive:

Normal payment delivery Revised payment delivery date Next normal payment date
Friday 23 December Thursday 22 December Friday 6 January 2017
Monday 26 December Friday 23 December Monday 9 January 2017
Tuesday 27 December Friday 23 December Tuesday 10 January 2017
Wednesday 28 December Wednesday 28 December Wednesday 11 January 2017
Thursday 29 December Wednesday 28 December Thursday 12 January 2017
Friday 30 December Thursday 29 December Friday 13 January 2017
Monday 2 January 2017 Thursday 29 December Monday 16 January 2017
Tuesday 3 January 2017 Tuesday 3 January 2017 Tuesday 17 January 2017
Wednesday 4 January 2017 Wednesday 4 January 2017 Wednesday 18 January 2017

Page last updated: 17 November 2016