Public holiday reporting and payment dates

Your reporting and payment dates may change when we close for the Australia Day 2020 public holiday. We may pay you early.

Office closure

We'll close on Monday 27 January 2020.

Self service

You can use your Centrelink online account through myGov to:

You can also use our Express Plus mobile apps and phone self service.

You can still report your income to us, even when we’re closed. However, if you do this on a public holiday we’ll pay you after the public holiday.

You can view your reporting dates 12 weeks in advance online. You can do this in your Centrelink online account through myGov or the Express Plus Centrelink app.

If you don’t have one, creating a myGov account is easy. You can still report your income to us, even when we’re closed.

Read more about self service.

Reporting and payment dates if you need to report

The dates you need to report to us have changed for the Australia Day 2020 public holiday. 

If you report early during your assessment period you’ll need to estimate your earnings. You must do this for your full period. You must also do this for any other changes that may affect your payment. If you make a mistake, you can correct your estimate within 14 days, or when you next report.

If you report after your assessment period, we’ll pay you after you report to us. You may want to do this so you can be sure of your earnings or changes to your circumstances.

To report you can use:

You must report when you’re due, so we can pay you.

Reporting tables

Allowances

Reporting table for people who get the following allowances:

This table is also for people who get:

If your allowance isn’t in the list above please check the pensions section.

Date you normally report Date you can report Normal payment date Revised payment date Next normal payment date
Thursday 23 January 2020 Wednesday 22 January 2020 Friday 24 January 2020 Thursday 23 January 2020 Friday 7 February 2020
Friday 24 January 2020 Thursday 23 January 2020 Monday 27 January 2020 Friday 24 January 2020 Monday 10 February 2020
Monday 27 January 2020 Friday 24 January 2020 Tuesday 28 January 2020 Tuesday 28 January 2020 Tuesday 11 February 2020

Pensions

Reporting table for people who get the following pensions:

This table is also for people who get:

Date you normally report Date you can report Normal payment date Revised payment date Next normal payment date
Thursday 23 January 2020 Wednesday 22 January 2020 Monday 27 January 2020 Friday 24 January 2020 Monday 10 February 2020
Friday 24 January 2020 Thursday 23 January 2020 Tuesday 28 January 2020 Tuesday 28 January 2020 Tuesday 11 February 2020
Monday 27 January 2020 Friday 24 January 2020 Wednesday 29 January 2020 Wednesday 29 January 2020 Wednesday 12 February 2020

Payment dates if you don’t need to report

If you don't need to report earnings, we'll pay you early.

We won't delay payments because of a public holiday, but we may pay you earlier than normal. An early payment is your normal payment, just paid early.

Where we pay an early payment, we pay as close to and before your normal payment day. You'll need to budget so this payment lasts until your next payment day.

Payment tables

Allowances

Early payment dates for people who get the following allowances:

This table is also for people who get:

If your allowance isn’t in the list above please check the pensions section.

Normal payment date Revised payment date Next normal payment date
Friday 24 January 2020 Thursday 23 January 2020 Friday 7 February 2020
Monday 27 January 2020 Friday 24 January 2020 Monday 10 February 2020

Pensions

Early payment dates for people who get the following pensions:

This table is also for people who get:

Normal payment date Revised payment date Next normal payment date
Monday 27 January 2020 Friday 24 January 2020 Monday 10 February 2020

Page last updated: 7 January 2020