Centrelink debts and overpayments

Information to help you avoid being overpaid or to manage owing money for a Centrelink debt.

The temporary pause on debt activities for COVID-19 and some natural disasters has ended.

Read more about how this applies to you.

We have information in different languages about Centrelink debts and overpayments

Restarting Centrelink debt activities

Centrelink debt repayment restart audio

For Centrelink payments and services, you can call our multilingual phone service.

Watch our video about Centrelink debts and overpayments.

Our priority is to help you get the right payment at the right amount.

Sometimes overpayments happen. When they do, we’re here to help. We can help you understand why it occurred so it doesn’t happen again.

If you owe money, we want to help you repay it in a way that best suits your situation.

Page last updated: 17 November 2022