Centrelink online account help - Update your home contents, personal effects, vehicles and other assets details

Instructions on how to update your home contents, personal effects, vehicles and other asset details using your Centrelink online account.

 

You need to tell us when your circumstances change. Then we can assess your eligibility for payments and services using the correct details. This includes changes to assets for you and your partner.

Read more about assets and how they may affect your payment.

The screenshots in this guide are from a computer. The screen layout will look different if you’re using a mobile device.

Step 1: view home contents, personal effects, vehicles and other assets details

On the Income and assets summary page, select View/Edit details in Home contents, personal effects, vehicles and other assets.

Read Home contents, personal effects, vehicles and other assets explained. Then select Begin.

The home contents, personal effects, vehicles and other assets details you’ve already told us about will display.

Select:

  • Home if you don't need to make any changes
  • Edit to update home contents, personal effects, vehicles and other assets details and go to Step 2 for instructions
  • Delete to remove home contents, personal effects, vehicles and other assets details and go to Step 3 for instructions
  • Add to add new home contents, personal effects, vehicles and other assets details and go to Step 4 for instructions.

Some of your home contents, personal effects, vehicles and other assets may not have an edit or delete option. You’ll need to contact us to make changes to these items.

Step 2: edit home contents, personal effects, vehicles and other assets details

If you need to update your home contents, personal effects, vehicles and other asset details, select Edit.

Select Begin to edit your home contents, personal effects, vehicles and other assets details. In this example, we’ll edit household and personal effects.

If you need help, read the information with the question mark icon on each page.

Enter the new net value of your household and personal effects. The amount you enter needs to be a whole number.

Then select Next.

Select the calendar icon and choose the date of the change. Or, enter it manually in the format of dd/mm/yyyy.

Then select Next.

Select Continue to save your changes and proceed.

The details you changed will show on the Home contents, personal effects, vehicles and other assets summary page. Check the information to make sure it’s correct.

If you’ve entered the wrong details, select Restore to bring back your previous details.

To:

  • delete home contents, personal effects, vehicles and other assets details, go to Step 3
  • add new home contents, personal effects, vehicles and other assets details, go to Step 4.

If the details are correct and you’ve finished making changes, select Next.

Select Continue if you're ready to review and submit your changes

Go to Step 5 for instructions on reviewing and submitting your changes.

Step 3: delete home contents, personal effects, vehicles and other assets details

If you need to remove any of your home contents, personal effects, vehicles and other assets details, select Delete.

Select:

  • OK to continue
  • Cancel if you no longer want to delete your home contents, personal effects, vehicles and other assets.

Select Begin to continue.

Select the calendar icon and choose the date you deleted your home contents, personal effects, vehicles and other assets. Or, enter it manually in the format of dd/mm/yyyy.

Then select Next.

Select Delete to proceed.

The details you deleted will show on the Home contents, personal effects, vehicles and other assets summary page.

If you’ve deleted the wrong details, select Restore to bring back your previous details.

To add new home contents, personal effects, vehicles and other asset details, go to Step 4.

If the details are correct and you’ve finished making changes, select Next.

Select Continue if you’re ready to review and submit your changes.

Go to Step 5 for instructions on reviewing and submitting your changes.

Step 4: add new home contents, personal effects, vehicles and other asset details

To add new home contents, personal effects, vehicles and other assets details, select Add. In this example, we’ll add a new asset.

Select Begin to continue.

We’ll ask you some more questions about your asset. These will be different depending on what asset you’re adding.

Answer all the questions, then select Next to continue.

When you’ve answered all of the questions, select Continue to save your changes and proceed.

The details you added will show on the Home contents, personal effects, vehicles and other assets summary page. Check the information to make sure it’s correct.

Select:

  • Edit if you need to make changes
  • Delete to remove your update
  • Add to add more home contents, personal effects, vehicles and other assets details.

If the details are correct and you’ve finished making changes, select Next.

Select Continue if you’re ready to review and submit your changes.

Step 5: review and submit

The Income and assets summary page shows updates that are ready to review and submit.

Your changes will be cancelled if you don’t submit them by the date we tell you.

Select either:

  • Cancel updates if you no longer want to update your details or need to start again
  • View/Edit details in another category to view or make changes.

To submit your changes, select Review and submit updates.

Select Begin to check your updates are correct.

We’ll give you a summary of the details you’ve given us.

Review each section to check your details are correct. If you need to make changes, select Edit Home contents, personal effects, vehicles and other assets.

If all the details are correct, select Next.

Read the declaration. If you understand and agree with the declaration, select I declare and understand that:.

Then select Next.

Select Confirm information to save the information you’ve given us and continue. You won’t be able to make any changes to your answers beyond this point.

Before you submit your update, you may need to complete some extra tasks.

If you don’t need to complete extra tasks, go to Step 6.

Select Begin to complete the additional tasks for your update.

These tasks will show as Required.

When a task is Required you must complete it before you can submit your update.

Select Upload for the task you need to complete. You’ll need to do this for each required task.

Read more about how to Upload documents using your Centrelink online account or the Express Plus Centrelink mobile app.

When you’ve completed the task, the status changes from required to Done.

If you’ve completed a task and you need to change it, select Edit.

When you’ve completed all required tasks, select Next.

If you’re ready to submit your update, select Submit.

Step 6: get your receipt

We’ll give you a receipt when you submit your update. Make a note of the Receipt Number for your records.

You won't be able make changes to your income and assets details until we finalise your updates. We may contact you to do this.

On this page you can select any of these:

  • Information you provided to view a summary of the details you’ve given us
  • Return home to go back to your homepage
  • Save receipt to keep a copy of your receipt.

Read our online guides on how to:

Step 7: sign out

From your homepage you can complete other transactions or select the myGov icon to return to myGov.

For your privacy and security, sign out when you've finished using your myGov account.

View other online account and Express Plus mobile app guides and video demonstrations about using your online account.

Page last updated: 13 October 2020