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Tips to help you complete your income review

20 August 2018

Have you got a letter from us asking you to check your past income details? Here are some handy tips to help you.

Assistance for Isolated Children annual reviews are coming up

20 August 2018

We’ll send you a review form in October. We may also send a letter asking for a 2019 income estimate in September.

What happens when you get Disability Support Pension and reach age pension age?

14 August 2018

You can choose to stay on Disability Support Pension or transfer to Age Pension when you reach age pension age.

Immunisation requirements changed on 1 July 2018

8 August 2018

If you get Family Tax Benefit Part A, this change may affect you.

Everything you need to know about that magical Centrelink number

1 August 2018

Your Customer Reference Number (CRN) is key to doing business with us. Learn more about it.

Get Farm Household Allowance for longer

1 August 2018

Find out more about the ways you can claim the extra year.

Tell us about changes to your studies

1 August 2018

Semester 2 census date is fast approaching! Here’s what you need to do if your study situation has changed.

Laying out your options for after school?

31 July 2018

Read about the support available to help you decide your next step.

Is your child finishing school?

31 July 2018

Read about the support available to help them decide their next step.

Help for scams is here

30 July 2018

We have a new dedicated phone line if you think you’ve been scammed by someone pretending to be us.

Stronger participation requirements start on 20 September 2018

27 July 2018

If you’re a job seeker, find out how these changes will affect you.

We’re busting myths for young Australians this DonateLife Week

27 July 2018

Common myths are holding young Australians back from making a decision about organ and tissue donation.

Donate a few minutes… DonateLife

27 July 2018

Make your decision count this DonateLife Week. Join the Australian Organ Donor Register (AODR).

Take the right steps to apply for Medicare Entitlement Statements (MES)

26 July 2018

Avoid delays by getting your application right.

Keep track of your student payment claim

25 July 2018

Get updates on how your claim is progressing using your Centrelink online account or electronic messaging.

Check your iPhone software now

23 July 2018

It’s time to check if your iPhone needs a software update.

We’re starting to balance your child care fee assistance!

23 July 2018

We might need information from you to do this.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Changes for dependent students, Australian Apprentices and job seekers

4 June 2018

Your payment may change from 1 July 2018.

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.

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.

5 changes you need to tell us about

1 May 2018

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