News for Rural and remote Australians

News list

Public holiday closures, reporting and payment arrangements

12 December 2018

We close over the Christmas and New Year holidays and want to help you plan so you still get paid.

Manage your letters, bills and statements online

7 December 2018

It’s faster and you don’t risk having to pay fees.

Have you been scammed? We can help

29 November 2018

If you’ve given personal information to a scammer, call our Scams and Identity Theft Helpdesk straight away.

Changes for regional and remote students from 1 January 2019

31 October 2018

The parental income limit is changing. This will make it easier to be an independent for Youth Allowance and ABSTUDY.

1 January changes to ABSTUDY

31 October 2018

What you need to know if you get ABSTUDY, are in secondary school and need to study away from home.

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.

Exam results aren’t the end of the world

3 October 2018

We asked people to share what they learned about school after shutting the books for good.

Extra payments for farmers

24 September 2018

Households getting Farm Household Allowance (FHA) will get up to 2 FHA supplement payments.

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.

Is your course approved for take off?

30 August 2018

To get a student payment, you need to choose an approved course through an approved provider.