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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.

Keep your personal details safe from scammers

21 May 2018

In Scams Awareness Week, we remind you to be wary of scammers pretending to be from trusted organisations, like Centrelink.

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.

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.

Do you receive Grandparent Child Care Benefit?

14 February 2018

If you do, we’ll write to you soon about the upcoming child care changes.

Do you receive Child Care Benefit for registered care?

14 February 2018

If you do, we’ll write to you soon about the upcoming child care changes.

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.

Changes to the way you sign in to the Express Plus Centrelink mobile app

8 February 2018

You’ll need to use your myGov details to sign in.

Are you expecting a child?

6 February 2018

You can claim some family payments as early as 3 months before your baby arrives.

Help for children moving away to study

5 February 2018

Your child may get the Relocation Scholarship or Fares Allowance.