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Family payments and allowances

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. It may also help cover the cost of child care provided by grandparents, relatives, friends or nannies.

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

The Double Orphan Pension helps you 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 is no income or assets test required.

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 who are single and care for a child under 8, or have a partner and care for a child under 6 and meet an income and assets test, to help with the cost of raising children.

Department of Human Services

Rent assistance

Rent Assistance gives extra help to people who pay rent for their accommodation and receive a Centrelink payment.

Department of Human Services

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