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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Important changes to the Child Support secure messaging service

19 April 2018

We’ve retired our secure messaging service.

Want to know more about child support?

18 April 2018

We’ve got information to get you started.

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.

Tips for your third and final year of Farm Household Allowance

16 April 2018

There are things you can do to make your transition off Farm Household Allowance as smooth as possible.

Our online guides can help you with Centrelink online

13 April 2018

Use our online guides for step by step instructions when using your Centrelink online account.

Apply for the Indigenous Apprenticeships Programme now

6 April 2018

Kickstart your career in the Australian Public Service and apply for the 2018 Indigenous Apprenticeships Programme by 6 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.

Get more out of your Farm Household Allowance

15 March 2018

Talk to your Farm Household Case Officer to see how we can help you and your family improve your financial position.

We can help if your farm’s going through a tough time

15 March 2018

The Farm Household Allowance gives you and your family financial support.

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.

You’ve submitted your claim, now what?

6 March 2018

Use your Centrelink online account or electronic messaging to get updates on your claim.

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.

Let us know if your study plans change

28 February 2018

Semester 1 census date is just around the corner! Find out what study changes you need to tell us about.

Changes for new students from rural and remote areas

27 February 2018

If you’re from a rural or remote area you may be considered independent sooner.

Program of Support requirements for Disability Support Pension

23 February 2018

Before you claim Disability Support Pension, make sure you’re aware of Program of Support requirements.

Record your same-sex marriage with us

16 February 2018

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

Employment help if you have a disability, illness or injury

15 February 2018

There’s professional support if you have a disability, illness or injury and need help to find or keep a job.

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.

Show your love this Valentine’s Day – register as an organ donor

12 February 2018

Record your decision to save lives on the Australian Organ Donor Register (AODR).

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.

Are you expecting a child?

6 February 2018

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