Newborn Upfront Payment
This is a lump sum payment of $575 per child. It's not taxable.
This is an ongoing payment for up to 13 weeks. It’s not taxable.
The amount you get depends on how many children you have and your family's income.
For your first child, the maximum total amount you can receive is $1,725.36 for the 13 weeks. For subsequent children the maximum total amount is $576.03 for the 13 weeks.
If you’re eligible for the Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A base rate or more, you’ll get the maximum rate of Newborn Supplement. If you’re eligible for less than the base rate of FTB Part A, you’ll get a reduced rate of Newborn Supplement.
If you stop being eligible any time during the 13 weeks, we’ll stop paying you.
If you have a multiple birth, you may get Newborn Upfront Payment and Newborn Supplement.
Shared care and blended families
If you share the care of your child or have a blended family your payment amount depends on your circumstances.