Change of circumstances if you get a Centrelink payment

It’s important to tell us if your circumstances change if you get a payment from us or owe us money.

When you get a payment from us

You need to tell us if any of your or your partner’s personal circumstances change. These changes could affect your payments. If you don’t tell us, we may pay you too much. This means you may get a debt and you’ll need to pay us back.

You can choose to update your gender details, name or title with us.

Raising kids

Read what changes you need to tell us about if you get one of these payments or child support arrangements:

Living arrangements

Read what changes you need to tell us about if you’re getting one of these payments:

Ageing

Read what changes you need to tell us about if you’re getting one of these payments:

Work

Read what changes you need to tell us about if you’re getting one of these payments:

Education

Read what changes you need to tell us about if you’re getting one of these payments:

Health and disability

Read what changes you need to tell us about if you’re getting one of these payments:

When you don’t get a payment from us

If you don’t get a payment from us but owe us money, you must tell us if your address changes. You need to do this within 14 days of your address changing.

Page last updated: 2 March 2022