If your work hours change each fortnight, you need to give us an estimate of your hours. Estimates should be the highest number of hours you expect to work in a fortnight over the next 3 months. You can update this estimate at any time by signing into your Centrelink online account through myGov.
Example of giving an estimate for irregular work hours
Suzie is a single parent working at a supermarket. Her work hours vary from 15 to 45 hours per fortnight. Suzie declares the highest number of hours she expects to work within a fortnight over a 3 month period. In Suzie’s case, this is 45 hours per fortnight.
This means Suzie can access 72 hours of subsidised child care per fortnight.