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||$538.80|
|single, with a dependent child or children||$582.80|
|single, aged 60 or over, after 9 continuous months on payment||$582.80|
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.