A regular payment to help with essential travel costs if you have a medical condition that means you can’t use public transport.
- you are 16 years of age 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.
How much you get
You can get a standard rate or higher rate of Mobility Allowance depending on your circumstances.
On the day you claim Mobility Allowance you must be an Australian resident and in Australia.
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. You pay it back out of your normal payments from us.
Someone to deal with us on your behalf
If you want someone else to handle your Centrelink, Child Support or Medicare Business, you can authorise them to deal with us on your behalf.
Read more about someone to deal with us on your behalf.
While travelling outside Australia
To get your payment while outside Australia you must continue to meet the qualification rules for Mobility Allowance.
Select the options that describe your circumstances then explore a suggested list of possible Centrelink and Medicare payments and services online.
Select your state and topics of interest to find links to government and community organisation support.
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.