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Centrelink payment summaries are now available

9 July 2018

Your 2017-18 Centrelink payment summary details are pre-filled for you in myTax.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Changes for dependent students, Australian Apprentices and job seekers

4 June 2018

Your payment may change from 1 July 2018.

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.

Sam can answer your questions online!

8 May 2018

Meet Sam, the online virtual assistant ready to answer your questions.

Save time, report your income online!

2 May 2018

You probably know you need to tell us your income if you start work. But did you know you can do this easily online?

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.

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.