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Individuals

Centrelink online accounts and Express Plus Centrelink mobile app are currently unavailable due to scheduled maintenance.

Child Support online accounts and Express Plus Child Support mobile app are currently unavailable due to scheduled maintenance.

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Link your Centrelink online account to myGov now!

13 October 2017

We’re changing the way you log on to your Centrelink online account. You’ll need to use your myGov username and password.

Check, collect, claim and maintain

18 October 2017

Follow these easy steps to make claiming with us easier.

Help us make claiming carer payments faster and smoother

12 October 2017

We want your feedback on the new Carer Payment and Carer Allowance claim process.

How to survive exam time

11 October 2017

It’s dry throats, nervous feelings in the tummy and sweaty palms. It’s exam time.

Parents need to update their details so you can keep your payment

10 October 2017

We need their income details if you got a letter from us asking for them.

1 January 2018 changes to Pension Supplement for people overseas

10 October 2017

The Pension Supplement is stopping for people who live overseas or travel outside Australia for more than 6 weeks.

Our Child Support enquiries line has changed

10 October 2017

You no longer need to use your phone keypad to go through the menu. Simply talk and we’ll do the rest.

Update your details so your child keeps their payment

10 October 2017

If your child got a letter from us you may need to give us your income details.

Are you a job seeker on Youth Allowance?

10 October 2017

Make sure your parents’ or guardians’ details are updated so your payment doesn’t stop.

Carers Week 2017

9 October 2017

This year National Carers Week is on from Sunday 15 to Saturday 21 October 2017.

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month

4 October 2017

This October is an opportunity for Australians to focus on breast cancer and its impact on those affected.

Child Care Rebate quarterly payments are coming soon

28 September 2017

If you get Child Care Rebate quarterly, we’ll start making July to September payments from 18 October.

The top 6 things you can do online with Centrelink

25 September 2017

We know balancing study, work and life can be tough. To save you time, here are our top 6 things you can do online.

Choose your own adventure

19 September 2017

Life is not a destination, it’s a journey! Decisions you make now can help you plan and prepare for your future.

Get the facts about immunisation

13 September 2017

Immunisations are a simple, safe and effective way of protecting against harmful diseases.

Pensioner Concession Card reinstatement

7 September 2017

You could get the Pensioner Concession Card again, if your pension was cancelled because of changes to the assets test.

Claim online – it’s now easier than ever

4 September 2017

It’s now simpler than ever to claim Youth Allowance and Austudy online.

Ticking all the right boxes

4 September 2017

What you need to claim Disability Support Pension (DSP).

2015-16 tax returns are now overdue

31 August 2017

To avoid a debt, lodge your tax return or tell us that you don’t need to lodge one.

How you can improve your online security

28 August 2017

Take charge of your online security when you do business with us and avoid identity theft and scammers.

Our new look website arrived 27 August

27 August 2017

We’ve updated the website to make it easier to use.

Family Day Care operator and trust income reviews

24 August 2017

Income reviews for some Family Day Care operators and trust benefactors are underway.

Tell us online if you start or stop working

23 August 2017

Instead of having to call or visit us, you can use our online services to tell us if you start or stop working.

Changes to your studies you need to tell us about

21 August 2017

Semester 2 census date is fast approaching! We’re sharing info on what you need to do if your study situation has changed.

Live in rural or remote Australia and need to call us?

10 August 2017

We have Rural Call Centre staff ready to talk to you.

Don’t forget to update your farm business income estimate

10 August 2017

If you get Farm Household Allowance and your farm income has changed, chances are your payments need to change as well.

We’re asking you to create a voiceprint

10 August 2017

Voiceprint makes using our phone system easy, and it’s safer and more secure than using a PIN.

School’s out! What’s next?

9 August 2017

The end of high school is fast approaching. What’s next? Here are some tips to help with your decision making.

Do you get Farm Household Allowance? It’s time to reconcile

20 July 2017

If you get Farm Household Allowance (FHA), you need to send us your 2015–16 income tax returns.

Lump sum claiming for 2016-17 is now open

13 July 2017

You have until 30 June 2018 to submit your claim for family assistance.

Centrelink payment summaries are now available

11 July 2017

Details from your 2016-17 Centrelink payment summary have been pre-filled for you in myTax.

Child care payments are being balanced soon

11 July 2017

This year we’ll start balancing child care payments from 24 July 2017.

It’s that time of year again, tax time

4 July 2017

Make sure you take the right steps this tax time when you submit your Medicare Entitlement Statement application.

The ordinary waiting period has changed for some new claims

1 July 2017

You may now need to serve a 1 week waiting period.

Your student payment may change from June

1 July 2017

Payment rates and eligibility are changing for dependent Youth Allowance, ABSTUDY, Assistance for Isolated Children and Austudy.

Older Australians keep a step ahead of the latest scams

23 June 2017

Scams are on the rise. We have details about the recent scams to keep you and your family safe.