Centrelink online account help - Request a document

Instructions on how to view, print and save your documents using your Centrelink online account.

Your documents, excluding concession cards and reporting statements, will show in a Portable Document Format (PDF). To view documents you’ll need a PDF viewer.

The screenshots in this guide are from a computer. The page layout will look different if you’re using a mobile device.

Watch our video about how to request a document.

Step 1: get started

Sign in to myGov and select Centrelink.

Select MENU from your homepage.

Select Documents and appointments, followed by Documents, and Request a document.

Step 2: request a document

You can request any of the following:

  • Centrelink Statement
  • Deduction Statement
  • Detailed Income and Asset Statement
  • Home Equity Access Scheme Statement
  • Income Statement
  • Payment Summary
  • Replacement Concession Card
  • Statement of debt
  • Rent certificate.

When you update your accommodation details online, we may ask you to give us a rent certificate. We’ll send you the certificate, which you’ll need to complete and return it to us. It can take up to 48 hours for your certificate to become available in the Request a document service.

Select the document type you need from the drop down menu.

In this example, we’ll request an Income Statement.

If you have a partner, select who you’re requesting the document for. Then select What date you’d like to request the income statement for. It will default to today’s date. You can change the date using the calendar icon. Then select Submit.

We’ll give you a Receipt ID when you submit your request. The Receipt page also gives you a link to your document in PDF format. You can view, print or save the PDF. If you’re subscribed to get your letters online, we’ll send you a copy of the document. You’ll get it in your myGov Inbox.

If you request a Statement of debt, you’ll need to enter a beginning and end date. You won’t be able to access it straight away. If you’re subscribed to get your letters online, we’ll send it to your myGov Inbox on the following business day.

Step 3: view requested document

To view the document, select the Income Statement link.

The document will open in a separate window.

Select either the:

  • printer icon to print the document
  • disk icon to save a copy of the document.

When you’re done, select Finish.

If you want to request another document, select Request another document and repeat Step 2.

Step 4: sign out

From your homepage, you can complete other transactions or select Return to myGov to go back to your myGov account.

For your privacy and security, sign out when you’ve finished using your myGov account.

View other online account and Express Plus mobile app guides and video demonstrations about using your online account.

Page last updated: 5 May 2022