Helps with costs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians who are studying or undertaking an Australian Apprenticeship.
Help for skilled overseas trained professionals with the cost of assessments and exams needed to be passed in order to practise in Australia.
Help for students who cannot go to an appropriate state school because of geographical isolation, disability or special health needs.
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 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 going to travel or live outside Australia, check how this may affect your health care, child support arrangements and Centrelink payments.
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.
Caring daily for someone with a disability, illness or medical condition is an important responsibility. Payments and services are available to help.
More: Payments for carers
Provides online access to real time information about Centrelink customers so you can 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).
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.
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.
Helps families who are eligible to meet treatment costs for specialised services for cleft lip and cleft palate conditions.
Payments and services available if you are experiencing severe financial hardship, recovering from a disaster, or in need of special assistance.
More: Crisis payment | Special benefit
Payments, counselling and financial services are available to support you after someone close to you dies. Includes information on the steps that need to be taken, who to notify and links to bereavement payment information.
Provides specialist help for people with disability, an injury or a health condition to find and keep a job.
Helps 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 are several services to support employers with employees who receive a payment or service from the Department of Human Services.
iPhone, iPod touch, iPad – Lets you do most of your Child Support business on your mobile device. Requires a minimum operating system of iOS7.0
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.
Provides a range of payments and services that help you look after your children’s education and health care. Includes a Payment Finder and a calculator.
More: Payments for families
This guide aims to give teenagers some tips and help to understand and cope with family separation and change.
Helps with the cost of raising children. Made up of two parts, Part A is paid for each child, while Part B gives extra help to single parents and families with one main income.
When should you talk to your employer about Parental Leave Pay? How do you register your baby for an eHealth record? When should you immunise your baby? Answers to these questions, and heaps more information about a range of services and payments to assist new parents.
Provides help with the cost of prescription medicine under PBS, Australian government funded medical services, and access to state, territory and local government concessions.
If you are dealing with severe financial hardship or recovering from a major disaster, including natural disaster, you may be eligible for government assistance.
Assist people of all ages who are homeless or are having difficulties with their current housing situation to get financial help and other services.
Ongoing assistance is available for eligible households through a number of different payments.
Annual reports for the Department of Human Services including Child Support Agency, Centrelink, Medicare and CRS Australia.
Links to the Department's portfolio budget statements.
A range of payments and services are available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Australians.
Help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who live in urban, rural, regional and remote communities to access the DHS payments and services anywhere in Australia.
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.
Helps customers claim foreign pensions and receive their Australian social security payments while outside Australia.
If you're 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.
More: All payments | Newstart allowance | Youth allowance
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.
Uses a computer game to reassure 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 find ways to cope and lets them know where they can go for help.
Provides help to 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.
Support for older Australians, including retirement advice, help with medical and pharmaceutical costs and financial support.
More: Age pension | Payments and services
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.
Provides income support for parents or guardians to help with the cost of raising children.
Gives cardholders access to Australian Government health concessions and helps with the cost of living by reducing the cost of certain goods and services.
Helps cover the cost of a wide range of prescription medicines.
More: PBS Safety Net
Provides help with the cost of prescription medicines. Paid to eligible income support recipients with their regular fortnightly Centrelink payment.
Covers the cost of essential medical treatment for Australian residents when travelling in some countries. Also gives visitors from these countries some health services and subsidised medicines while visiting Australia.
Financial help to people who pay rent 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.
You can do most of your Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support business using self service. There are options using mobile apps, online services or phone self service. Includes links to online accounts and myGov.
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.
Services to help you during difficult times by providing free and confidential counselling, support and information.
Blog provides an online forum where you can discuss and provide feedback on Department of Human Services initiatives.