Multiple children

If you have a multiple birth, including twins, you may get the Newborn Upfront Payment and Newborn Supplement.

You may get the following for each child:

  • Newborn Upfront Payment, as a lump sum of $560 per child
  • Newborn Supplement, at a maximum rate of $1,679.86 per child, even if you already have other children.

This also applies if you either:

  • adopt multiple children as part of the same adoption process
  • take multiple children younger than 1 into your or your partner's care as part of the same process.

If you have multiple children, you can get Parental Leave Pay for 1 child if you’re eligible for it. Then you can get Newborn Upfront Payment and Newborn Supplement for the other children.

Page last updated: 4 November 2019