Income Management

How it works

Income Management helps you manage your payments for essentials like food, rent and bills.

You don’t get less money, but you do get it differently. We’ll work with you to manage your payments.

What you can't use it for

You can’t use your income managed money to buy:

  • alcoholic products
  • tobacco products
  • pornography
  • gambling products and services, or
  • homebrew kits or concentrates

You can spend the rest of your money how you like.

Where is it

Income Management is available in:

  • the Northern Territory
  • Western Australia - metropolitan Perth, Peel and Kimberley regions, Ngaanyatjarra (NG) Lands 
  • Queensland - Logan, Rockhampton, Livingstone, Cape York, Doomadgee
  • New South Wales - Bankstown
  • South Australia - Playford, Greater Adelaide, Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands
  • Victoria - Shepparton

Who can refer you

Referrals can come from:

Who they affect

Managed payments may affect you if you:

This information was printed Sunday 19 May 2019 from https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/income-management/you-need-know/how-it-works It may not include all of the relevant information on this topic. Please consider any relevant site notices at https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/site-notices when using this material.

Page last updated: 23 April 2019