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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 2022

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Families - Services Australia

Payments and services to help you when you’re having a baby and raising children.

Read more on Centrelink website

Western Australian Bushfires, February 2021 - Services Australia

Assistance is available if you can show you lost income or have been adversely affected as a direct result of the Western Australian bushfires, February 2021.

Read more on Centrelink website

Help in an emergency - Services Australia

Payments and services if you’re recovering from a major disaster or need emergency help for homelessness, family violence, financial hardship, or bereavement.

Read more on Centrelink website

Job seekers - Services Australia

Payments and services while you’re looking for work or doing approved studies to help you find and keep a job.

Read more on Centrelink website

Caring for someone with an illness or disability - Services Australia

You can get financial help and other services if you care for someone with a disability, an illness or who is frail aged.

Read more on Centrelink website

Adopting a child - Services Australia

We have a range of payments and services to help parents care for their newly adopted child.

Read more on Centrelink website

Death and bereavement - Services Australia

We have payments, support and other services to help you when someone close to you dies.

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Get information about Parenting Payment and Child Support - Services Australia

You may be able to get Parenting Payment and add your baby to a current child support assessment.

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Finalise your pre-birth claim - Services Australia

We need proof of your child’s birth to finalise any claims you started before your baby arrived.

Read more on Centrelink website

Parents of children starting school - Services Australia

If you have a child starting school, this information is for you.

Read more on Centrelink website

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