How much you can get
Newstart Allowance is paid every 2 weeks. Your payment amount will depend on your circumstances.
- your personal situation, such as if you have children and a partner
- how much income you’ve earned in the past 14 days
These are the highest Newstart payments at the moment. This rate will vary depending on your circumstances.
|If you’re||Your maximum fortnightly payment is|
|Single, no children||$555.70|
|Single, with a dependent child or children||$601.10|
|Single, aged 60 or over, after 9 continuous months on payment||$601.10|
Single principal carer granted an exemption from commitments for any of the following:
Payment rates for Newstart Allowance are updated on 20 March and 20 September each year.
Page last updated: 20 March 2019