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 closure

We'll close on Monday 28 January 2019 for the Australia Day public holiday.

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Self service

While we’re closed you can still do your business online. You can use your myGov account to access your online accounts, including your Centrelink online account. You can also use our Express Plus mobile apps and phone 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.

Read more about self service.

Reporting and payment dates for Australia Day 2019 if you need to report

The dates you need to report to us have changed for the Australia Day 2019 public holidays. If you need to report your earnings or tell us something's changed, new reporting dates are in the reporting tables. We’ll pay you after you've reported to us.

If you report early during your assessment period you’ll need to estimate your earnings. You must do this for the 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 or tell us your earnings you can use:

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

Reporting tables

Reporting table for people who get the following allowances:

This table is also for people who get:

Date report normally due

Date you can report

Revised payment date

Next normal payment date

Thursday 24 January

Wednesday 23 January

Thursday 24 January

Friday 8 February

Friday 25 January

Thursday 24 January

Friday 25 January

Monday 11 February

Monday 28 January

Friday 25 January

Tuesday 29 January

Tuesday 12 February

Reporting table for people who get the following pensions:

This table is also for people who get:

Date report normally due

Date you can report

Revised payment date

Next normal payment date

Thursday 24 January

Wednesday 23 January

Friday 25 January

Monday 11 February

Friday 25 January

Thursday 24 January

Tuesday 29 January

Tuesday 12 February

Monday 28 January

Friday 25 January

Wednesday 30 January

Wednesday 13 February

Payment dates for Australia Day 2019 if you don’t need to report

We won't delay payments because of the public holiday, 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'll need to budget so this payment lasts until your next payment is due.

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

Payment dates table

Allowances

Early payment dates for people who get the following allowances:

This table is also for people who get:

Normal payment date

Revised payment date

Next normal payment date

Friday 25 January

Thursday 24 January

Friday 8 February

Monday 28 January

Friday 25 January

Monday 11 February

Pensions

If your normal payment date is Monday 28 January you’ll get your payment early. You’ll get it on Friday 25 January if you get the following pensions:

You’ll also get your payment on Friday 25 January if you get:

Your next normal payment date will be Monday 11 February 2019.

Page last updated: 22 January 2019