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Services Australia delivers Centrelink payments and services.

Vision and mission

Centrelink delivers social security payments and services to Australians at times of major change.

How Centrelink can help

Centrelink delivers payments for all of the following:

  • older Australians
  • job seekers
  • students and trainees
  • families
  • carers
  • parents
  • people with disability
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians
  • visitors, migrants, refugees and asylum seekers who are living in Australia
  • people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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This information was originally published on healthdirect - Centrelink.

Last reviewed: June 2023

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How much Parenting Payment you can get - Parenting Payment - Services Australia

How much Parenting Payment you can get depends on your and your partner’s circumstances.

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Children’s health care - Child health and safety - Services Australia

We cover some or all of your child’s health care costs.

Read more on Centrelink website

Before the birth of your baby - Having a baby - Services Australia

Having a baby is an exciting time. There’s a lot of information about payments and services that can help with the cost of raising a child.

Read more on Centrelink website

Early education - Growing up - Services Australia

Find out about early childhood education and child care options. This can help you choose the right service and get support for your family.

Read more on Centrelink website

Living with others - Housing - Services Australia

Find out how living with someone can affect your payments and services from us.

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Financial Information Service - Services Australia

A free service that can inform and educate you about financial matters.

Read more on Centrelink website

Caring for a child with disability - Caring for someone - Services Australia

If you care for a child with disability, there’s support and payments available to help you.

Read more on Centrelink website

Foster Child Health Care Card - Services Australia

A concession card to get cheaper medicines and some discounts.

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Most useful information for Natural disaster - Services Australia

The pages voted most useful by other website visitors.

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Parental Leave Pay for a child born or adopted from 1 July 2023 - Services Australia

A payment for up to 100 days, or 20 weeks, while you care for a child born or adopted from 1 July 2023.

Read more on Centrelink website

Call us and speak to a Maternal Child Health Nurse for personal advice and guidance.

Need further advice or guidance from our maternal child health nurses?

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