Helping you find government information and services

Families

Learn about payments and support services available to families.

Families

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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.

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Child care benefit

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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.

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Child care rebate

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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).

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Child support basics

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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.

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Double orphan pension

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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. 

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Express Plus Child Support

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Lets you view your Child Support payments, check when payments are due, update your contact and bank account details and and report changes in your circumstances. Requires a minimum operating system of iOS7.0.

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Express Plus Families

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Helps you update your family income estimate, view your child care details and report changes in your circumstances to Centrelink. No need to visit an office or wait on the phone. You can also view your family assistance payments, view letters and receive reminder messages.


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Express Plus Lite

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Helps you to report your income and participation details to Centrelink in your own language (English, Arabic, Chinese or Vietnamese). No need to visit an office or wait on the phone.

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Express Plus Medicare

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Helps you view your Medicare claim history, update your contact and bank account details and much more. There are 25 Medicare items that can be claimed using the app that do not require you to upload a receipt.

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Family tax benefit

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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.

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Parental leave pay

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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.

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Parenting payment

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Provides income support for parents or guardians to help with the cost of raising children.

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Rent assistance

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Financial help to people who pay rent and receive a Centrelink payment.

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Self service

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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.

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