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We’re starting to balance family assistance payments!

4 July 2018

Do you know what you need to do?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

A better way to navigate our website

14 May 2018

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

Get ready for the 2018-19 financial year

30 April 2018

Update your family income estimate online now

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.

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.

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.

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.

Record your same-sex marriage with us

16 February 2018

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