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Family payments and services

Families

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

Department of Human Services

Child care benefit

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.

Department of Human Services

Child care rebate

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).

Department of Human Services

Child support basics

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.

Department of Human Services

Double orphan pension

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. 

Department of Human Services

Express Plus Child Support

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

Department of Human Services

Express Plus Families

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.

Department of Human Services

Express Plus Lite

iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android – Report and record your employment income in English, Arabic, Chinese and Vietnamese. Connecting with Centrelink just got easier.

Department of Human Services

Express Plus Medicare

iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Android – Enables you to do your Medicare business on your mobile device.

Department of Human Services

Family tax benefit

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.

Department of Human Services

Parental leave pay

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.

Department of Human Services

Parenting payment

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

Department of Human Services

Rent assistance

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

Department of Human Services

Self service

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.

Department of Human Services

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