Centrelink online account help - Update your paid work details for Child Care Subsidy

Instructions on how to update your paid work details to make sure you’re not overpaid Child Care Subsidy.


You may also need to update your income estimate for Child Care Subsidy.

Step 1: get started

If you're not already in your Centrelink online account, sign into myGov and access your account.

Select MENU from your home page.

Select My Family, followed by Child Care, and Activity Test.

Step 2: update your paid work details

To update your paid work details, select Update Activity Test.

Then select the Paid Work activity you want to update by using the Actions icon.

Select which of your details have changed.

If you work irregular hours go to Step 3.

Enter the hours per fortnight you did this activity. Select Save.

If you don’t work irregular hours go to Step 4.

Step 3: working irregular hours

Irregular work hours means the number of hours you work changes each fortnight.

To edit your paid work details if you work irregular hours:

  • estimate the highest number of hours you expect to work in any 1 fortnight over the next 3 months
  • select My paid work details have changed from the options
  • select Yes to let us know you’re in casual employment
  • enter your estimate for the hours per fortnight
  • enter the date you started this activity.

Once you’ve entered your information, select Save.

Step 4: confirm update to activity test

It’s important you read the changes and make sure everything is correct.

If all the details are correct, read the declaration. If you understand and agree with the declaration, select I accept this declaration, then select Submit.

We’ll give you a receipt when you submit your update. The receipt will include a summary of your entitlements. Please make a note of the Receipt ID for your records. Select Return to Home.

Step 5: sign out

From your homepage, you can complete other transactions or Return to myGov.

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

Page last updated: 31 March 2021