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 the following days:

  • Tuesday 25 December 2018
  • Wednesday 26 December 2018
  • Thursday 27 December 2018
  • Tuesday 1 January 2019

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 Christmas 2018 and New Year 2019 if you need to report

The dates you need to report to us have changed for the Christmas 2018 and New Year 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

Wednesday 19 December

Tuesday 18 December

Wednesday 19 December

Thursday 3 January

Thursday 20 December

Wednesday 19 December

Thursday 20 December

Friday 4 January

Friday 21 December

Wednesday 19 December

Thursday 20 December

Monday 7 January

Monday 24 December

Thursday 20 December

Friday 21 December

Tuesday 8 January

Tuesday 25 December

Thursday 20 December

Friday 21 December

Wednesday 9 January

Wednesday 26 December

Friday 21 December

Monday 24 December

Thursday 10 January

Thursday 27 December

Friday 21 December

Monday 24 December

Friday 11 January

Friday 28 December

Monday 24 December

Thursday 27 December

Monday 14 January

Monday 31 December

Friday 28 December

Monday 31 December

Tuesday 15 January

Tuesday 1 January

Monday 31 December

Wednesday 2 January

Wednesday 16 January

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

Wednesday 19 December

Tuesday 18 December

Thursday 20 December

 Friday 4 January

Thursday 20 December

Wednesday 19 December

Friday 21 December

Monday 7 January

Friday 21 December

Wednesday 19 December

Friday 21 December

Tuesday 8 January

Monday 24 December

Thursday 20 December

Monday 24 December

Wednesday 9 January

Tuesday 25 December

Thursday 20 December

Monday 24 December

Thursday 10 January

Wednesday 26 December

Friday 21 December

Thursday 27 December

Friday 11 January

Thursday 27 December

Friday 21 December

Thursday 27 December

Monday 14 January

Friday 28 December

Monday 24 December

Friday 28 December

Tuesday 15 January

Monday 31 December

Friday 28 December

Wednesday 2 January

Wednesday 16 January

Tuesday 1 January

Monday 31 December

Thursday 3 January

Thursday 17 January

Payment dates for Christmas 2018 and New Year 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

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

Thursday 20 December

Wednesday 19 December

Thursday 3 January

Friday 21 December

Thursday 20 December

Friday 4 January

Monday 24 December

Thursday 20 December

Monday 7 January

Tuesday 25 December

Friday 21 December

Tuesday 8 January

Wednesday 26 December

Friday 21 December

Wednesday 9 January

Thursday 27 December

Monday 24 December

Thursday 10 January

Friday 28 December

Monday 24 December

Friday 11 January

Monday 31 December

Thursday 27 December

Monday 14 January

Tuesday 1 January

Monday 31 December

Tuesday 15 January

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

Friday 21 December

Thursday 20 December

Friday 4 January

Monday 24 December

Friday 21 December

Monday 7 January

Tuesday 25 December

Friday 21 December

Tuesday 8 January

Wednesday 26 December

Monday 24 December

Wednesday 9 January

Thursday 27 December

Monday 24 December

Thursday 10 January

Friday 28 December

Thursday 27 December

Friday 11 January

Monday 31 December

Thursday 27 December

Monday 14 January

Tuesday 1 January

Friday 28 December

Tuesday 15 January

Page last updated: 19 November 2018