If you don’t tell us when changes happen, you may be doing the wrong thing.
You need to tell us if:
- you change or correct your name
- you change your address
- you sell your principal home
- your income changes
- your combined personal and farm assets are above $5.5 million
- you don’t have to lodge a tax return
- you get a partner or separate from your partner
- your workload changes.
Watch our video to learn more about what to do if your farming or business income changes.
How and when to tell us
You need to tell us if your circumstances change within 14 days. If your Centrelink online account is linked to myGov you can tell us online. To do this, sign in to myGov and select My details.
For help, use our guide to manage your income and assets details using your Centrelink online account.
If you don’t have a myGov account or a Centrelink online account you’ll need to create them.
It’s never too late to report a change.
It’s important to tell us if you change your legal name.
What happens if you don’t tell us
If you don’t tell us about changes in your life, we may pay you too much. If this happens, you must pay the money back, plus a fee.
If you don’t tell us when your circumstances change, you could be committing fraud.
Read more about how to avoid committing fraud.