Benefits, payments and services
Centrelink, part of the Department of Human Services (DHS), delivers a range of payments and services for people at times of major change.
The Australian and Tasmanian governments have announced a $276 million funding package to support a sustainable and diversified Tasmanian forest industry and economy, while also protecting high conservation value native forests.
The Australian Government Rebate on Private Health Insurance reduces the cost of private health insurance for people who are eligible for Medicare and are members of certain private health funds.
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.
Centrepay is a free service that allows customers to pay bills via regular deductions from their Centrelink payments.
The Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs is the Australian Government's principal source of advice on social policy and is responsible for about a quarter of the government's budgetary outlays.
Disaster Assist gives you access to information about recovery assistance following a disaster. You can find up to date public information messages, relevant free call numbers, information on Australian Government assistance packages and links to other related websites and information.
The Department of Human Services (DHS) has a range of printable claim forms that you can download, complete and return to DHS as well as electronic forms.
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.
Australia presently has 27 international social security agreements, with several more under negotiation. These agreements are bilateral treaties which close gaps in social security coverage for people who migrate between countries.
The Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) 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 that has a Reciprocal Healthcare Agreement with Australia, you may be able to get your medicines under the PBS at a subsidised rate.
The Social Security Appeals Tribunal is a statutory body established to review decisions made in relation to social security, education or training payments.
Centrelink Social Workers can help you during difficult times by providing free and confidential counselling, support and information..