How much you can get

How much Parenting Payment you can get depends on your and your partner’s circumstances.

It also depends on your and your partner’s income and assets.

We update rates on 20 March and 20 September each year.

Parenting Payment is a taxable Centrelink payment. Read about paying tax on your payment.

Increase to Parenting Payment Partnered rate from 20 September 2023

The rate of Parenting Payment Partnered increased by $40 from 20 September 2023.

This is in addition to the Consumer Price Indexation (CPI) increase on the same date.

The increase is effective from 20 September 2023. This means you may get a partial increase in your first payment after this date, and the full increase after that.

Payment rates

The table shows the most you can get each fortnight if you’re single or have a partner. It is a guide only. The amounts may be different if you are over age pension age.

Your circumstance Your maximum fortnightly payment from 20 September 2023

$970.20 includes Parenting Payment and a pension supplement of $27.80.



Partnered, separated due to illness, respite care or prison


If you’re eligible for Parenting Payment you will also get Energy Supplement. You may also get Rent Assistance. You don’t need to submit a claim for Rent Assistance. We assess your eligibility when you claim Parenting Payment.

Other payments you may get depending on your circumstances can include any of the following:

You can also apply for Families payments for your children if you aren’t already getting them.

Page last updated: 20 September 2023.
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