Family Tax Benefit

A two part payment that helps with the cost of raising children.

Eligibility basics

  • have a dependent child or secondary student younger than 20 years of age who is not receiving a pension, payment or benefit such as Youth Allowance
  • provide care for the child for at least 35% of the time
  • meet an income test


Not everyone receiving family assistance has to do the same thing to balance their payments. Read more about how this affects you.

Want to tell us you don’t need to lodge a tax return? You can tell us using our Centrelink Express Plus mobile app, but make sure you download the latest version.

Page last updated: 25 August 2016