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.
If your Centrelink online account is linked to myGov, sign in now to update your estimate.
You can also tell us using either:
Read more about what you can do using self service.
If you don’t have access to a self service option please call the Centrelink families line.
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.