How much you can get

The amount you get depends on your family’s income and how many children you have.

Newborn Upfront Payment

This is a lump sum payment of $560 per child. It's not taxable.

Newborn Supplement

This is an ongoing payment for up to 13 weeks. It’s not taxable.

The amount you get depends on how many children you have and your family's income.

For your first child, the maximum total amount you can receive is $1,679.86 for the 13 weeks. For subsequent children the maximum total amount is $560.56 for the 13 weeks.

If you’re eligible for the Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A base rate or more, you’ll get the maximum rate of Newborn Supplement. If you’re eligible for less than the base rate of FTB Part A, you’ll get a reduced rate of Newborn Supplement.

If you stop being eligible any time during the 13 weeks, we’ll stop paying you.

Page last updated: 4 November 2019