A regular payment to help with essential travel costs for work, study or looking for work if you have a disability, illness or injury that means you can’t use public transport.
- you are 16 years or older
- you can’t use public transport without a lot of help
- you have a disability, illness, or injury
- you need to travel for study, training, work or to look for work
Eligibility & payment rates
Who can get it
You can get Mobility Allowance if you meet certain criteria.
On the day you claim Mobility Allowance you must be an Australian resident and in Australia.
How much you get
You can get a standard rate or higher rate of Mobility Allowance depending on your circumstances.
Check if you’re eligible before you start your claim.
- find out what you need before you start to fill in your claim form
- submit the form and other documents we ask for
- wait for us to assess your claim and let you know the results
Managing your payment
Change of circumstances
We need to know about changes that could reduce your Mobility Allowance payment.
You may get part of your income support early. This is an advance payment. You pay it back later out of your payments from us.
Someone to deal with us on your behalf
If you want someone else to deal with us, you can authorise them to enquire, act or get payments for you.
While travelling outside Australia
To get your payment while outside Australia you must continue to meet the qualification rules for Mobility Allowance.
Payment and Service Finder
Find, estimate and compare payments and services you may be eligible for. You can also work out what a change in circumstance might mean for the payments and services you currently receive from us.
Manage your money
Getting control of your money can be hard, but we’ve got some great advice and tools to help. Read more about budgeting, borrowing and credit, and managing debt, to help manage your money.
Regular deductions using Centrepay
You can use our free and voluntary service to pay bills as regular deductions from your Centrelink payments.
Read more about how Centrepay works