Finalise your pre-birth claim

We need proof of your child’s birth to finalise any claims you started before your baby arrived.

To submit proof of birth online:

  1. Sign in to your Centrelink online account through myGov or sign in to the Express Plus Centrelink mobile app.
  2. Select Add newborn child in your online account or Add Child in the app.
  3. Answer all the questions and attach a scanned copy or photo of your child’s proof of birth
  4. Register the birth of your baby as soon as possible. If you don't, we may not be able to pay you.

If you don’t have a myGov account, create one and link it to your Centrelink online account.

These services will only appear if we’ve assessed your pre-birth claim.

It won’t appear if we haven’t assessed it yet. You should complete your Newborn Child Declaration form in full. Then upload this with your child’s proof of birth using the Upload documents function in your online account or app. Read more about how to submit your documents online.

When we process a claim for your child, we’ll create a Customer Reference Number (CRN) for them. You can find your child’s CRN in your:

Page last updated: 3 March 2022.