Centrelink debts and overpayments

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

Flexible debt repayment choices are available if you are affected by natural disaster events.

Read more about pausing your debt repayments.

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: 7 February 2023.