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.
You can use your:
- myGov account, Express Plus mobile apps and phone self service to access your online accounts – if you use these services to report your employment income on a public holiday you’ll not be paid until after the public holiday
If you don't have a myGov account, create one.
If you are due to report your earnings or employment on a holiday closure date, there are alternative dates for you to 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 choose to 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.
Payments that are paid automatically 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 a public holiday period
If you need to report or advise your earnings from employment during a public holiday period you can report or advise your earnings using your:
- Centrelink online account through myGov
- Express Plus Centrelink mobile apps, or
- Centrelink phone self service
If you are due to report, you must do so before you can be paid.