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Introducing new services for carers and a Carer Allowance income test

20 September 2018

From 20 September 2018, you’ll need to meet an income test to get Carer Allowance.

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.

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.

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.

Tips to help you complete your income review

20 August 2018

Have you got a letter from us asking you to check your past income details? Here are some handy tips to help you.

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).

Centrelink payment summaries are now available

9 July 2018

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Widow Allowance claims are closing

18 May 2018

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