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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.

Department of Human Services

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.

Department of Human Services

Centrelink Confirmation eServices for businesses

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.

Department of Human Services


Centrepay is a free service that allows customers to pay bills via regular deductions from their Centrelink payments.

Department of Human Services

Department of Social Services

The Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs has been split. A new Department of Social Services has responsibility for families, housing, and social services as well as aged care and disability services.

Department of Social Services

Disaster Assist

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.

Attorney-General's Department

Forms (Department of Human Services)

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.

Department of Human Services

Health care card

Provides help with the cost of prescription medicine under PBS, Australian government funded medical services, and access to state, territory and local government concessions.

Department of Human Services

International 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.

Department of Human Services

International social security agreements

Australia presently has 29 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.

Department of Social Services


A fast, simple way to access a range of government services online with one secure account.

Department of Human Services

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)

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.

Department of Human Services

Social Security Appeals Tribunal (SSAT)

The Social Security Appeals Tribunal is a statutory body established to review decisions made in relation to social security, education or training payments.

Social Security Appeals Tribunal

Social work services

Centrelink Social Workers can help you during difficult times by providing free and confidential counselling, support and information..

Department of Human Services

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