If you don’t tell us when these changes happen, you may be doing the wrong thing.
You need to tell us if you either:
- you change or correct your name
- change address
- leave Australia.
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.
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’ll have to pay the money back, plus a fee.
If you deliberately don’t tell us about changes, you could be committing fraud.