Public holiday reporting and payment dates

Your reporting and payment dates may change when we close for public holidays. We may even pay you early.

Holiday closures

We will be closed on:

  • Monday 25 December 2017
  • Tuesday 26 December 2017
  • Wednesday 27 December 2017
  • Monday 1 January 2018

Self service

You can still use your myGov account to access your online accounts. You can also use Express Plus mobile apps and phone self service during the holiday period.

Read more about self service.

You can use these services to report your employment income. However, if you do this on a public holiday we’ll pay you after the public holiday.

You can also use your Centrelink online account through myGov to:

If you don’t have one, creating a myGov account is easy.

Reporting and payment dates for Christmas 2017 and New Year 2018 if you need to report

The dates you need to report to us have changed for the Christmas and New Year holidays. If you need to report your earnings from employment or tell us something has changed, the new reporting dates are in the tables below. We’ll pay you after you have reported to us.

If you report early during your assessment period, you must estimate your earnings or other changes for the full period. 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 or tell us your earnings you can use:

For people who get:

You must report when it's due so we can pay you.

Date reports normally due

Date you can report

Revised payment delivery date

Next normal payment date

Wednesday 20 December

Tuesday 19 December

Wednesday 20 December

Thursday 4 January

Thursday 21 December

Wednesday 20 December

Thursday 21 December

Friday 5 January

Friday 22 December

Wednesday 20 December

Thursday 21 December

Monday 8 January

Monday 25 December

Thursday 21 December

Friday 22 December

Tuesday 9 January

Tuesday 26 December

Thursday 21 December

Friday 22 December

Wednesday 10 January

Wednesday 27 December

Friday 22 December

Wednesday 27 December

Thursday 11 January

Thursday 28 December

Friday 22 December

Wednesday 27 December

Friday 12 January

Friday 29 December

Thursday 28 December

Friday 29 December

Monday 15 January

Monday 1 January

Friday 29 December

Tuesday 2 January

Tuesday 16 January

For people who get:

You must report when it's due so we can pay you.

Date reports normally due

Date you can report

Revised payment delivery date

Next normal payment date

Wednesday 20 December

Tuesday 19 December

Thursday 21 December

Friday 5 January

Thursday 21 December

Wednesday 20 December

Friday 22 December

Monday 8 January

Friday 22 December

Wednesday 20 December

Friday 22 December

Tuesday 9 January

Monday 25 December

Thursday 21 December

Wednesday 27 December

Wednesday 10 January

Tuesday 26 December

Thursday 21 December

Wednesday 27 December

Thursday 11 January

Wednesday 27 December

Friday 22 December

Thursday 28 December

Friday 12 January

Thursday 28 December

Friday 22 December

Thursday 28 December

Monday 15 January

Friday 29 December

Thursday 28 January

Tuesday 2 January

Tuesday 16 January

Monday 1 January

Friday 29 December

Wednesday 3 January

Wednesday 17 January

Payment dates for Christmas 2017 and New Year 2018 if you don't need to report

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

Where we pay an early payment, we pay as close to and before your usual payment day. You will need to budget so this payment lasts until your next payment is due.

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

For people who get:

Normal payment delivery

Revised payment delivery date

Next normal payment date

Thursday 21 December

Wednesday 20 December

Thursday 4 January

Friday 22 December

Thursday 21 December

Friday 5 January

Monday 25 December

Thursday 21 December

Monday 8 January

Tuesday 26 December

Friday 22 December

Tuesday 9 January

Wednesday 27 December

Friday 22 December

Wednesday 10 January

Thursday 28 December

Wednesday 27 December

Thursday 11 January

Friday 29 December

Wednesday 27 December

Friday 12 January

Monday 1 January

Friday 29 December

Monday 15 January

For people who get:

Normal payment delivery

Revised payment delivery date

Next normal payment date

Friday 22 December

Thursday 21 December

Friday 5 January

Monday 25 December

Friday 22 December

Monday 8 January

Tuesday 26 December

Friday 22 December

Tuesday 9 January

Wednesday 27 December

Wednesday 27 December

Wednesday 10 January

Thursday 28 December

Wednesday 27 December

Thursday 11 January

Friday 29 December

Thursday 28 December

Friday 12 January

Monday 1 January

Thursday 28 December

Monday 15 January

Page last updated: 21 November 2017