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Centrelink payment summaries are now available

9 July 2018

Your 2017-18 Centrelink payment summary details are pre-filled for you in myTax.

Which student payment is best for you?

4 July 2018

If you’re studying or training in Semester 2, find out more about the financial help we offer.

We’re starting to balance family assistance payments!

4 July 2018

Do you know what you need to do?

You can cancel your payment online

4 July 2018

Cancelling your Newstart Allowance or Youth Allowance payment online is fast and easy and helps you avoid a debt.

You can now cancel your payment online

4 July 2018

Cancelling your Youth Allowance or Austudy payment online is fast and easy and helps you avoid a debt.

The new Child Care Subsidy has started

2 July 2018

This means Child Care Benefit, Child Care Rebate and JET Child Care Fee Assistance have stopped.

Making a claim? We need your tax file number

1 July 2018

It’s important you give us your tax file number (TFN) when you claim.

Do you have a new mobile number? Need a myGov code to sign in?

27 June 2018

No worries! Update your mobile number online so you can still get your myGov code.

It’s now even easier to get an Immunisation History Statement

25 June 2018

Are you having trouble getting a statement? Your vaccination provider can now print one for you.

Student Start-up Loan payments are coming

25 June 2018

If you’ve applied for a Student Start-up Loan, we’ll pay you soon. Keep an eye on your bank account.

Do you get ABSTUDY and need to study away from home?

20 June 2018

You may be eligible for ABSTUDY Fares Allowance.

Changes to getting your first Newstart and Youth Allowance payment

18 June 2018

From 1 July 2018, you may need to meet with an Employment Services Provider before you get your first payment.

It’s Bowel Cancer Awareness Month — get behind it!

18 June 2018

Detecting bowel cancer early saves lives. It’s one of the most treatable types of cancer if found early.

Laugh Without Leaking during World Continence Week, 18-24 June 2018

18 June 2018

Bladder and bowel problems are very common. If you’re having trouble, the Continence Aids Payment Scheme may help.

New rules for job seekers who miss requirements

14 June 2018

From 1 July 2018, there are new rules and stronger penalties for job seekers who don’t meet their requirements.

Get SMS messages to help remind you to report your income

12 June 2018

To get a reminder from us, you’ll need to have a mobile phone number and subscribe to the Electronic Messaging Service.

New requirements if you get Parenting Payment

11 June 2018

From 1 July 2018 you may need to take part in the ParentsNext program.

Have you received child care fee assistance in 2017-18?

6 June 2018

We’ll start balancing your Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate from 23 July 2018.

A new version of the Express Plus Centrelink app is coming

6 June 2018

We’re updating the Express Plus Centrelink mobile app to make it easier for you to use.

There’s no excuse for elder abuse

6 June 2018

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is on 15 June. Do you know what elder abuse is and where to get help?

Your Youth Allowance or Austudy payment can’t last forever

6 June 2018

We can only pay you for a set amount of time. We call this allowable time. Find out what this means for you.

Get your move on with Fares Allowance

6 June 2018

Fares Allowance can help with travel costs if you study away from your home.

Intent to claim is stopping on 1 July 2018

5 June 2018

You’ll no longer be able to submit an intent to claim for certain payments and concession cards. New rules will apply.

Protect your privacy

5 June 2018

Keep your Medicare information safe.

Do you know about the changes to family payments?

4 June 2018

From July there are changes to family assistance payments that may affect you.

Changes for dependent students, Australian Apprentices and job seekers

4 June 2018

Your payment may change from 1 July 2018.

Annual payments for carers

1 June 2018

From 1 July 2018, we’ll pay eligible carers the Carer Supplement and the Child Disability Assistance Payment.

Changes to help support people with drug or alcohol misuse

31 May 2018

We’re changing requirements relating to drug or alcohol misuse.

Complete your Child Care Subsidy assessment now

30 May 2018

If you need assistance with child care fees from 2 July you must take action now.

Changes to Disability Employment Services start 1 July 2018

29 May 2018

Find out how these changes will affect you.

Changes for separated parents

25 May 2018

If you pay or receive child support, here’s what you need to know.

Haven’t lodged a lump sum claim or done your tax for 2016–17?

24 May 2018

You’ve still got time! Get organised by 30 June. Don’t miss out on family assistance payments you may be able to get.

New improvements to Payment and Service Finder

22 May 2018

We’ve separated our Payment and Service Finder tool so you can get the information you need faster.

Widow Allowance claims are closing

18 May 2018

New claims for Widow Allowance will be closed from 1 July 2018. Other payments are available.

A better way to navigate our website

14 May 2018

We’re making it easier to find the information you need.

Sam can answer your questions online!

8 May 2018

Meet Sam, the online virtual assistant ready to answer your questions.

Save time, report your income online!

2 May 2018

You probably know you need to tell us your income if you start work. But did you know you can do this easily online?

5 changes you need to tell us about

1 May 2018

Tell us about changes to make sure you’re paid the right amount.

Get ready for the 2018-19 financial year

30 April 2018

Update your family income estimate online now

Important changes to the Child Support secure messaging service

19 April 2018

We’ve retired our secure messaging service.

Get ready for changes to child care payments

18 April 2018

If you get a child care payment for approved care, complete your Child Care Subsidy assessment online now.

Want to know more about child support?

18 April 2018

We’ve got information to get you started.

How to avoid an interest charge on your Centrelink debt

How to avoid an interest charge on your Centrelink debt

17 April 2018

To avoid an interest charge, you need to pay back any money you owe us.

Our online guides can help you with Centrelink online

13 April 2018

Use our online guides for step by step instructions when using your Centrelink online account.

Use our online guides to get help with Centrelink

10 April 2018

Our online guides have step by step instructions to help you use your Centrelink online account.

Do you receive Child Care Rebate quarterly?

10 April 2018

You’ll receive your payment for January to March 2018 between 18 April and 1 May 2018.

Update your iPhone software

28 March 2018

Check if your iPhone needs a software update to get any new features of the Express Plus Centrelink mobile app.

Don’t miss out on family assistance

20 March 2018

Time is running out! Lodge your tax return for the 2016-17 financial year or tell us if you don’t need to lodge one.

Use myGov sign in details for the Express Plus Centrelink mobile app

20 March 2018

You can also set up your myGov PIN for easy and secure access.

Get more out of your Farm Household Allowance

15 March 2018

Talk to your Farm Household Case Officer to see how we can help you and your family improve your financial position.

We can help if your farm’s going through a tough time

15 March 2018

The Farm Household Allowance gives you and your family financial support.

Need help with Centrelink online? Try our online guides

15 March 2018

Online guides give you step by step instructions on how to use your Centrelink online account.

You’ve submitted your claim, now what?

6 March 2018

Use your Centrelink online account or electronic messaging to get updates on your claim.

We’ve got financial information in your language

2 March 2018

Our free Financial Information Service (FIS) seminars are so popular that even large halls get packed wall to wall.

Record your same-sex marriage with us

16 February 2018

We recognise same-sex marriages that happen overseas and in Australia.

Employment help if you have a disability, illness or injury

15 February 2018

There’s professional support if you have a disability, illness or injury and need help to find or keep a job.

Show your love this Valentine’s Day – register as an organ donor

12 February 2018

Record your decision to save lives on the Australian Organ Donor Register (AODR).