Individuals

Centrelink online accounts and Express Plus Centrelink mobile apps are currently unavailable due to scheduled maintenance.

Child Support online accounts and Express Plus Child Support mobile apps are currently unavailable due to scheduled maintenance.

Business
Individuals

Centrelink online accounts and Express Plus Centrelink mobile apps are currently unavailable due to scheduled maintenance.

Child Support online accounts and Express Plus Child Support mobile apps are currently unavailable due to scheduled maintenance.

Business
Child Care Benefit

Residence rules

To get Child Care Benefit you or your partner must be living in Australia.

You or your partner must be living in Australia and either:

You may also meet the residence rules for Child Care Benefit if:

  • you or your partner are a student from overseas, sponsored by the Australian Government to study in Australia, or
  • you are in hardship, or special circumstances exist

To keep getting Child Care Benefit

You or your partner must continue to meet the residence rules for as long as you get this payment.

Page last updated: 12 May 2018