Your options for Parenting Payment.
In this section
You may get part of your income support early. This is an advance payment. You pay it back later out of your payments from us.
Weekly payment option
Some people can get income support payments each week instead of each fortnight.
My bank account is overdrawn
You can get help to manage your money if your bank account is overdrawn.
Payment and Service Finder
Select the options that describe your circumstances, then explore a list of possible Centrelink and Medicare payments and services online.
Managing your money
We can help you take away some of the financial stresses while you’re looking for work. We’ve got tips and tools to help.
If you travel outside Australia
We may continue to pay Parenting Payment if you leave Australia for a short time. You must keep meeting Parenting Payment rules at all times.
Regular deductions using Centrepay
You can use our free and voluntary service to pay bills as regular deductions from your Centrelink payments.
If you owe us money, you'll need to pay us back.