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Your Centrelink payment summary is available in early July 2018

21 June 2018

From mid-July, payment summary details will be pre-filled for people using myTax. We’ll tell you when this happens.

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.

We’ll start balancing your Family Tax Benefit payments soon

6 June 2018

Preparing now can save you time later.

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?

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.

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.

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.

A better way to navigate our website

14 May 2018

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

New look Rent Certificate is now pre-filled with your details

5 March 2018

If you update your address or accommodation details we may send you a new look Rent Certificate.

Record your same-sex marriage with us

16 February 2018

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

We need to know about changes to your living situation

9 February 2018

If you get Rent Assistance there are a few things you can do to make sure we pay you the right amount.