Mobile service centres travel to rural and regional communities to provide people with information and access to government services.
Helps with costs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians who are studying or undertaking an Australian Apprenticeship.
Provides an income support payment that helps give seniors an adequate standard of living in retirement.
The Assistance for Isolated Children Scheme helps parents and guardians with the extra costs of educating their children.
A national register that records vaccinations given to children under seven years of age.
Reduces the cost of private health insurance for people who are eligible for Medicare and are members of certain private health funds.
The Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP) is available to assist people who have been adversely affected by flooding in various Local Government Areas.
The Australian Organ Donor Register is the only national register for people to record their decision about becoming an organ and/or tissue donor for transplantation after death.
If you are leaving Australia to travel or relocate, you need to check how this might affect your income support payments, health care and child support arrangements.
Provides financial help to full-time students and Australian Apprentices aged 25 years or more.
The External Breast Prostheses Reimbursement program provides reimbursement of up to $400 for new or replacement external breast prostheses for eligible Australian women who have had a mastectomy as a result of breast cancer.
A supplementary payment available for carers who provide additional daily care and attention for someone with a disability or medical condition, or who is frail aged.
An income support payment for people who personally provide constant care in the home of someone with a severe disability, illness, or who is frail aged.
There are payments and services to support people who provide full-time care to someone else with a disability, illness or medical condition.
Centrelink Confirmation eServices (CCeS) provides you with real-time information about our customers. You can use this online service to confirm a customer's eligibility for your rebates, concessions, or services.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can get access to Centrelink services from anywhere in Australia, by calling Freecall 1800 136 380 Monday to Friday 8.00 am to 5.00 pm (local times).
Centrepay is a free service that allows customers to pay bills via regular deductions from their Centrelink payments.
Helps cover the cost of child care, including long day care, family day care, occasional day care, outside school hours care, vacation care, pre-school, and kindergarten. It may also help cover the cost of child care provided by grandparents, relatives, friends or nannies.
Covers 50% of out of pocket child care expenses, up to a maximum amount per child per year, in addition to any amount you may receive from Child Care Benefit and/or JET Child Care Fee Assistance (if applicable)..
Offers assistance with child support choices which are designed to work for both parents and non-parent carers while maintaining the welfare and best interest of the children involved.
The Household Assistance Package will ensure that those Australians that need help the most, particularly pensioners and low and middle income households, will get assistance for the cost of living impact of the carbon price.
Helps families who are eligible to meet treatment costs for specialised services for cleft lip and cleft palate conditions.
Crisis Payment is a one-off payment that helps those who have experienced difficult or extreme circumstances.
Payments, counselling and financial services are available to support you after someone close to you dies, including information on the steps that need to be taken, who to notify and links to bereavement payment and bereavement allowance information.
Provides specialist help for people with disability, an injury or a health condition to find and keep a job.
The Double Orphan Pension helps you meet the costs of caring for children who are orphans or who are unable to be cared for by their parents in certain circumstances. There is no income or assets test required.
Payments and services for drought-affected communities, farmers, small businesses, farm hands and irrigators. There are payments to help you during Exceptional Circumstances, and also payments to help if your area is likely to become an Exceptional Circumstances declared area.
There are several services to support employers with employees who receive a payment or service from the Department of Human Services.
iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android - Helps parents to access family payments without having to visit an office or wait on the phone. Connecting with Centrelink just got easier.
iPhone, iPod, iPad and Android - Helps job seekers report their income and changes in circumstances to Centrelink without having to visit an office or wait on the phone. Connecting with Centrelink just got easier.
iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android - Report and record your employment income in English, Arabic, Chinese and Vietnamese. Connecting with Centrelink just got easier.
iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android - Enables you to do your Medicare business on your mobile device.
iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android - Offers seniors a simple way to do their Centrelink business on the go using their mobile device. Connecting with Centrelink just got easier.
iPhone, iPod, iPad and Android - Offers students and Australian apprentices a simple way to do their Centrelink business on the go using their iPhone. Connecting with Centrelink just go easier.
Family Tax Benefit is a payment that helps with the cost of raising children. It is made up of two parts: Family Tax Benefit Part A and Part B. Part A is paid for each child, while Part B gives extra help to single parents and families with one main income.
This guide aims to give teenagers some tips and help to understand and cope with family separation and change.
Provides electronic and printable forms that you can download, complete and return. Find forms by title or code number and also business and international forms.
The Department of Human Services provides a convenient and secure way to manage some of your business with Medicare, Centrelink or Child Support payments and services. You need to register to use some of the services, then you can do most of your business where and when it suits you.
Having a baby is a major event. A range of services and payments are available to assist new parents, including Paid Parental Leave and Baby Bonus. You should also register your new baby with the medicare program.
Provides help with the cost of prescription medicine under PBS, Australian government funded medical services, and access to state, territory and local government concessions.
There is financial assistance and services available to people suffering severe financial hardship, recovering from a disaster or needing special assistance within their community.
Assist people of all ages who are homeless or are having difficulties with their current housing situation to get financial help and other services.
Annual reports for the Department of Human Services including Child Support Agency, Centrelink and Medicare. Reports are available in PDF format.
Links to the Department's portfolio budget statements 2014-15.
A range of payments and services are available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Australians.
The Department of Human Services Indigenous Cadetship Program assists students to complete study at an approved tertiary institution.
Indigenous specialist officers help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians who live in urban, rural, regional and remote communities to access the DHS payments and services anywhere in Australia. Call freecall 1800 136 380 Monday to Friday, 8.00 am to 5.00 pm (local times).
Links to Department of Human Services information and services in a range of languages. This includes information about Medicare, Centrelink and Child Support payments and services.
International Services can assist eligible customers to claim foreign pensions and assess their ability to get Australian payments under an international social security agreement or to receive their Australian social security payments while outside Australia.
Provides extra help with the cost of approved child care for eligible parents undertaking activities such as job search, work, study, training, or undertaking rehabilitation to enter, or re-enter, the workforce.
This computer game reassures older primary school aged children who are experiencing, or have gone through separation that it's not their fault, they're not alone and what they're thinking or feeling is okay. The game helps children understand what is happening; helping them find ways to cope and letting them know where they can go for help.
If you are looking for work, have recently lost your job or are at risk of losing your job, there are services to help you find employment as well as payment support schemes to assist you financially.
Having a valid Medicare card is important for claiming a Medicare benefit, visiting a doctor who bulk bills, seeking treatment as a public patient in a public hospital or having a Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme prescription filled.
Financial assistance for high costs for out of hospital medical services that attract a Medicare benefit.
Provides a range of services to help support refugees and migrant and humanitarian entrants settle into life in Australia.Includes translated publications in many languages for services offered by the Department.
Mobility Allowance helps people who have a disability, illness or injury participate in approved activities. The allowance helps with the transport costs for those who cannot use public transport, permanently or for an extended period, without assistance.
The national contact centre on 131 158 makes it easier for Australian businesses to do business with DHS.
Newstart Allowance provides financial help if you are looking for work and supports you to take part in activities that may increase your chances of finding a job.
Services are available to support older Australians, including retirement and employment advice, information on help with medical and pharmaceutical costs, financial support and caring for others.
Choose an estimator to calculate your entitlements e.g Centrelink payments, child support and child care. Online estimators let you estimate or compare payments, based on your current or proposed circumstances.
The only national register for people to record their decision about becoming an organ and tissue donor for transplantation after death. Family consent is always sought before donation can proceed.
Provides government funded financial support for up to 18 weeks to help eligible parents take time off work to care for a newborn or recently adopted child.
The Department of Human Services provides a range of payments and services that support families, including Baby Bonus, the Paid Parental Leave scheme, Family Tax Benefit, Child Care Rebate, Child Care Benefit, and the Schoolkids Bonus.
Provides a lump sum incentive for people who were qualified for the Age Pension before 20 September 2009 and remain in the workforce and defer claiming the Age Pension.
Helps use your tied up capital to provide income up to the maximum Age Pension payment.
Gives cardholders access to Australian Government health concessions and helps with the cost of living by reducing the cost of certain goods and services.
Assists students improve their chance of finding a job through study by helping with the ongoing costs of full-time or part-time study in a secondary or tertiary course.
Services and payments are available to help people who have an illness, injury or a disability. There is also support to assist their families or carers.
Helps cover the cost of a wide range of prescription medicines. If you are an Australian resident enrolled in Medicare, or a visitor from a country with a Reciprocal Healthcare Agreement with Australia, you could get your medicines under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) at a lower cost.
Provides help with the cost of prescription medicines.
Covers the cost of essential medical treatment for Australian residents when travelling in some countries. They also give visitors from these countries some health services and subsidised medicines while visiting Australia.
Remote Area Allowance gives you extra financial help if you receive certain income support payments and live in a remote area.
Rent Assistance gives extra help to people who pay rent for their accommodation and receive a Centrelink payment.
If you live in a rural or regional part of Australia, there is a range of options available to make it easier to access government services, payments and support.
Offers several publications to support families going through separation.
Provides information and links to child support, support services for families and other resources to help families going through separation.
A payment for people aged 22 years or older but under Age Pension age who temporarily cannot work or study because of an injury or illness.
Provides language, literacy and numeracy training to help you improve your speaking, reading, writing or basic maths skills. The program aims to improve your chances of getting and keeping a job, as well as making your everyday life easier.
Centrelink Social Workers can help you during difficult times by providing free and confidential counselling, support and information..
Special Benefit is a payment that helps people who are in severe financial need because of reasons outside their control and who cannot receive any other Centrelink pension or benefit.
Payments and services are available to support people who are undertaking approved studies or training, or planning to undertake approved studies or training.
New arrivals in Australia can get some payments and services from the government depending on their residence status. There may be waiting periods and other conditions that new arrivals to Australia need to know about.
Helps with the costs of maintaining a telephone and a home internet service.
If you have become widowed, divorced or separated later in life, were born on or before 1 July 1955, and have no recent workforce experience, Widow Allowance ensures you have an adequate income.
Youth Allowance provides financial help for young people who are studying full time, undertaking a full-time Australian Apprenticeship or training, looking for work or sick.