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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.

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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

Responsible for families, housing, and social services as well as aged care and disability services. Formerly the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Department of Social Services

Forms – Department of Human Services

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.

Department of Human Services

Government concessions – states and territories

Provides links to state and territory government concessions providing assistance to a range of individuals.

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 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

Online estimators (DHS)

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.

Department of Human Services

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

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.

Department of Human Services

Review of Australia’s Welfare System

The independent Reference Group which leads the Review is chaired by Mr Patrick McClure AO. Provides the Group's interim report A New System for Better Employment and Social Outcomes.. Provides the Group's interim report A New System for Better Employment and Social Outcomes.

Department of Social 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

Can help you during difficult times by providing free and confidential counselling, support and information.

Department of Human Services

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