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.

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 circumstanceYour maximum fortnightly payment from 20 March 2024
Single$987.70 includes Parenting Payment and a pension supplement of $28.30
Partnered, separated due to illness, respite care or prison$816.90

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 March 2024.
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