Budget 2023-24

We're delivering a range of 2023-24 Budget measures which may affect people who access our payments and services, including through Medicare, Centrelink and Child Support.

The measures announced in the Budget 2023-24 will help us deliver better services to you.

They include boosting our service delivery capability to respond to natural disasters. We’ll provide dedicated and trained staff on the ground quickly to support communities in need, where and when they need them.

We’ll continue to sustain the myGov platform and new myGov app.

We’re also working with our partner agencies to deliver changes to health care, child care, services for older Australians and more.

We’ll continue to improve our service delivery and support you through every stage of your life.

Portfolio Budget Statements

The 2023-24 Budget Portfolio Budget Statements were tabled on Tuesday 9 May 2023.

Budget measures

Some Budget measures are subject to legislation passing.

Services Australia

Measure name PDF Word
Administration of Emergency Response Payments PDF DOC
Increase to Working Age and Student Payments PDF DOC

Sustain myGov


Raising kids

Measure name PDF Word
Parenting Payment (Single) - improved support for single parents PDF DOC

Living arrangements

Measure name PDF Word
Immigration Policy Setting for New Zealand Citizens PDF DOC
Permanent Residency and Citizenship Implications of the Love and Thoms High Court Case PDF DOC
Visa and Migration System PDF DOC
Additional Support for People getting Rent Assistance PDF DOC
Energy Relief Payments PDF DOC


Measure name PDF Word
Jobs and Skills Summit - incentivise pensioners into workforce PDF DOC


Measure name PDF Word
Boosting Employment Support PDF DOC
Changes to ParentsNext PDF DOC


Measure name PDF Word
Additional Child Care Subsidy - improving access PDF DOC
Child Care Subsidy Reform - additional integrity PDF DOC

Health and disability

Measure name PDF Word
A Modern and Clinically Appropriate Medicare Benefits Schedule PDF DOC
Aged Care Regulatory Reform PDF DOC
COVID-19 Response PDF DOC
Enhancing Pacific Engagement PDF DOC
Funding Pay Increases for Aged Care Workers PDF DOC
Implementing Aged Care Reform - home care PDF DOC
Improving Aged Care Support PDF DOC
Medicare Urgent Care Clinics - additional funding PDF DOC
National Immunisation Program PDF DOC
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme New and Amended Listings PDF DOC
Reducing Patient Costs and Improving Services through Community Pharmacies PDF DOC
Strengthening Medicare PDF DOC
Vaping Regulation Reform and Smoking Cessation Package PDF DOC
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