You can set up a Centrepay deduction from most Centrelink payments.
This is for a range of goods and services.
Centrepay gives you control
You can start, change or stop deductions at any time.
For example, you can:
- set a target amount for when they’ll stop
- set an end date for them to stop within the next 12 months
- choose which bills we pay first
- change the deduction amount if a bill goes up or down
- change the deduction amount for up to 13 weeks, then go back to the previous deduction amount
- stop deductions for up to 13 weeks, then start them again - for example, you can pause child care deductions if your child isn’t in care for a few weeks
While Centrepay lets you manage your payments you still need to meet your obligations to pay a business.
Centrelink payments you can’t use Centrepay for
You can’t set up a Centrepay deduction from these payments:
- ABSTUDY - excluding Basic Living Allowance
- Advance payments - excluding FTB advances
- Bereavement Payment
- Child Care Rebate
- Dad and Partner Pay
- Farm Household Allowance
- Parental Leave Pay paid by employers for Paid Parental Leave
- Status Resolution Support Services Payment
You can’t set them up from these payments either:
- arrears payments
- Boarding Allowance
- Child Care Assistance
- Distance Education Allowance
- quarterly supplement
- Restart Income Support
- Restart Re-establishment Grant
- Second Home Allowance
If you’re not sure if you can set up a Centrepay deduction, call us on your regular payment number.