News for Rural and remote Australians

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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.

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.

We’ll start balancing your Family Tax Benefit payments soon

6 June 2018

Preparing now can save you time later.

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.

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.

Complete your Child Care Subsidy assessment now

30 May 2018

If you need assistance with child care fees from 2 July you must take action now.

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.

A better way to navigate our website

14 May 2018

We’re making it easier to find the information you need.

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.

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.

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.

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.