News for Rural and remote Australians

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Link your Centrelink online account to myGov now!

13 October 2017

We’re changing the way you log on to your Centrelink online account. You’ll need to use your myGov username and password.

Our Child Support enquiries line has changed

10 October 2017

You no longer need to use your phone keypad to go through the menu. Simply talk and we’ll do the rest.

Carers Week 2017

9 October 2017

This year National Carers Week is on from Sunday 15 to Saturday 21 October 2017.

Pensioner Concession Card reinstatement

7 September 2017

You could get the Pensioner Concession Card again, if your pension was cancelled because of changes to the assets test.

How you can improve your online security

28 August 2017

Take charge of your online security when you do business with us and avoid identity theft and scammers.

Our new look website arrived 27 August

27 August 2017

We’ve updated the website to make it easier to use.

Family Day Care operator and trust income reviews

24 August 2017

Income reviews for some Family Day Care operators and trust benefactors are underway.

Live in rural or remote Australia and need to call us?

10 August 2017

We have Rural Call Centre staff ready to talk to you.

Don’t forget to update your farm business income estimate

10 August 2017

If you get Farm Household Allowance and your farm income has changed, chances are your payments need to change as well.

We’re asking you to create a voiceprint

10 August 2017

Voiceprint makes using our phone system easy, and it’s safer and more secure than using a PIN.

School’s out! What’s next?

9 August 2017

The end of high school is fast approaching. What’s next? Here are some tips to help with your decision making.

Do you get Farm Household Allowance? It’s time to reconcile

20 July 2017

If you get Farm Household Allowance (FHA), you need to send us your 2015–16 income tax returns.

Centrelink payment summaries are now available

11 July 2017

Details from your 2016-17 Centrelink payment summary have been pre-filled for you in myTax.

Older Australians keep a step ahead of the latest scams

23 June 2017

Scams are on the rise. We have details about the recent scams to keep you and your family safe.