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Have you seen the new myGov digital assistant (DA)?

15 October 2018

Need online support using myGov? You can now get help using myGov’s DA.

Verify your relationship status

17 September 2018

From 20 September 2018, you need to verify your relationship status if you’re a single parent claiming income support.

Get your letters, bills and statements online

28 August 2018

We don’t charge you for paper letters we send you, but some companies do. Get your mail online, it may save you money.

Get your new look Centrelink app now

23 August 2018

It’s here! Our new version of the Express Plus Centrelink mobile app is available now.

Ways you can be medicine wise

23 August 2018

It’s important to know your medicines, no matter what type you or your family take.

Assistance for Isolated Children annual reviews are coming up

20 August 2018

We’ll send you a review form in October. We may also send a letter asking for a 2019 income estimate in September.

What happens when you get Disability Support Pension and reach age pension age?

14 August 2018

You can choose to stay on Disability Support Pension or transfer to Age Pension when you reach age pension age.

Immunisation requirements changed on 1 July 2018

8 August 2018

If you get Family Tax Benefit Part A, this change may affect you.

Is your child finishing school?

31 July 2018

Read about the support available to help them decide their next step.

Help for scams is here

30 July 2018

We have a new dedicated phone line if you think you’ve been scammed by someone pretending to be us.

Donate a few minutes… DonateLife

27 July 2018

Make your decision count this DonateLife Week. Join the Australian Organ Donor Register (AODR).

We’re starting to balance your child care fee assistance!

23 July 2018

We might need information from you to do this.

Centrelink payment summaries are now available

9 July 2018

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

We’re starting to balance family assistance payments!

4 July 2018

Do you know what you need to do?

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.

Do you have a new mobile number? Need a myGov code to sign in?

27 June 2018

No worries! Update your mobile number online so you can still get your myGov code.

It’s now even easier to get an Immunisation History Statement

25 June 2018

Are you having trouble getting a statement? Your vaccination provider can now print one for you.

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.

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.

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.

Widow Allowance claims are closing

18 May 2018

New claims for Widow Allowance will be closed from 1 July 2018. Other payments are available.