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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.

Public holiday closure, reporting and payment arrangements

5 March 2018

We will be closed for the Easter public holidays and we want to help you plan so you still get paid.

We’ve got financial information in your language

2 March 2018

Our free Financial Information Service (FIS) seminars are so popular that even large halls get packed wall to wall.

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.

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.

We have a new International Social Security Agreement with Estonia

6 February 2018

The new Social Security Agreement between Australia and Estonia started on 1 January.

Are you moving away to study?

31 January 2018

Fares Allowance can help with travel costs.

Complete our people with disability communication survey

30 January 2018

Have your say and help us make sure we’re supporting your information needs.

Student Start-up Loan payments are coming

25 January 2018

Keep an eye on your bank account – if you’ve applied for a Student Start-up Loan, we’ll pay you soon.

myGov Access, an alternative secure sign in option

24 January 2018

Can’t get your SMS code to sign in to your myGov account? myGov Access is your answer

We’re changing the way we send you Centrelink online letters

12 January 2018

Soon, you’ll need a myGov account to get your Centrelink letters online.

Do we have your most up to date details?

4 January 2018

If you pay or receive child support, you need to let us know if things change.

Child Care Rebate quarterly payments are coming soon

3 January 2018

If you get Child Care Rebate quarterly, we’ll start making October to December payments from 17 January 2018.

Which courses have the tick of approval?

1 January 2018

The course and the provider you choose to study with can impact whether you’ll get a student payment.

Help dealing with drug and alcohol misuse and looking for work

1 January 2018

From 1 January 2018, there’ll be a change to help support people with drug or alcohol issues, so they can find work.

The ‘subsidy benefit’ does not exist – it’s a scam

21 December 2017

A scam about a ‘subsidy benefit’ is being emailed to people and claims to be from us.

Make sure you get the latest disability information

5 December 2017

Update your details so you don’t miss out on important information about changes that may affect you.

The way you log on to the Express Plus Centrelink mobile app is changing

26 October 2017

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