Public holiday reporting and payment dates

Your reporting and payment dates may change when we close for the Christmas and New Year public holidays. We may pay you early.

Office closures

We’ll close on:

  • Monday 27 December 2021
  • Tuesday 28 December 2021
  • Wednesday 29 December 2021
  • Monday 3 January 2022.

Self service

You can use your Centrelink online account through myGov to:

You can also use our Express Plus mobile apps and phone self service.

You can still report your income to us, even when we’re closed. However, if you do this on a public holiday we’ll pay you after the public holiday.

You can view your reporting dates 12 weeks in advance online. You can do this in your Centrelink online account through myGov or the Express Plus Centrelink mobile app.

If you don’t have one, you can create a myGov account. You can still report your income to us, even when we’re closed.

Read more about self service.

Reporting and payment dates if you need to report

The dates you need to report to us have changed due to the Christmas and New Year public holidays.

If you report early during your assessment period you’ll need to include what you expect to be paid for your full period. You must also do this for any other changes that may affect your payment. If you make a mistake, you can correct your report within 14 days, or when you next report.

If you report after your assessment period, we’ll pay you after you report to us. You may want to do this so you can be sure of your employment income or changes to your circumstances.

To report you can use any of the following:

You must report when you’re due, so we can pay you.

Reporting table for allowances

Reporting table for people who get any of the following allowances:

This table is also for people who get any of the following:

Date report normally due Date you can report Revised payment date Next normal payment date
Wednesday 22 December 2021 Tuesday 21 December 2021 Wednesday 22 December 2021 Thursday 6 January 2022
Thursday 23 December 2021 Wednesday 22 December 2021 Thursday 23 December 2021 Friday 7 January 2022
Friday 24 December 2021 Wednesday 22 December 2021 Thursday 23 December 2021 Monday 10 January 2022
Monday 27 December 2021 Thursday 23 December 2021 Friday 24 December 2021 Tuesday 11 January 2022
Tuesday 28 December 2021 Friday 24 December 2021 Wednesday 29 December 2021 Wednesday 12 January 2022
Wednesday 29 December 2021 Friday 24 December 2021 Wednesday 29 December 2021 Thursday 13 January 2022
Thursday 30 December 2021 Wednesday 29 December 2021 Thursday 30 December 2021 Friday 14 January 2022
Friday 31 December 2021 Thursday 30 December 2021 Friday 31 December 2021 Monday 17 January 2022
Monday 3 January 2022 Friday 31 December 2021 Tuesday 4 January 2022 Tuesday 18 January 2022

Reporting table for pensions

Reporting table for people who get any of the following pensions:

This table is also for people who get any of the following:

Date report normally due Date you can report Revised payment date Next normal payment date
Wednesday 22 December 2021 Tuesday 21 December 2021 Thursday 23 December 2021 Friday 7 January 2022
Thursday 23 December 2021 Wednesday 22 December 2021 Friday 24 December 2021 Monday 10 January 2022
Friday 24 December 2021 Wednesday 22 December 2021 Friday 24 December 2021 Tuesday 11 January 2022
Monday 27 December 2021 Thursday 23 December 2021 Wednesday 29 December 2021 Wednesday 12 January 2022
Tuesday 28 December 2021 Friday 24 December 2021 Thursday 30 December 2021 Thursday 13 January 2022
Wednesday 29 December 2021 Friday 24 December 2021 Thursday 30 December 2021 Friday 14 January 2022
Thursday 30 December 2021 Wednesday 29 December 2021 Friday 31 December 2021 Monday 17 January 2022
Friday 31 December 2021 Thursday 30 December 2021 Tuesday 4 January 2022 Tuesday 18 January 2022
Monday 3 January 2022 Friday 31 December 2021 Wednesday 5 January 2022 Wednesday 19 January 2022

Payment dates if you don’t need to report

If you don't need to report employment income, we'll pay you early.

We won't delay payments because of a public holiday, but we may pay you earlier than normal. An early payment is your normal payment, just paid early.

Where we pay an early payment, we pay as close to and before your normal payment day. You'll need to budget so this payment lasts until your next payment day.

Payment table for allowances

Early payment dates for people who get any of the following allowances:

This table is also for people who get any of the following:

Next normal payment date Revised payment date Next normal payment date
Thursday 23 December 2021 Wednesday 22 December 2021 Thursday 6 January 2022
Friday 24 December 2021 Thursday 23 December 2021 Friday 7 January 2022
Monday 27 December 2021 Thursday 23 December 2021 Monday 10 January 2022
Tuesday 28 December 2021 Friday 24 December 2021 Tuesday 11 January 2022
Wednesday 29 December 2021 Wednesday 29 December 2021 Wednesday 12 January 2022
Thursday 30 December 2021 Wednesday 29 December 2021 Thursday 13 January 2022
Friday 31 December 2021 Thursday 30 December 2021 Friday 14 January 2022
Monday 3 January 2022 Friday 31 December 2021 Tuesday 17 January 2022

Payment table for pensions

Early payment dates for people who get any of the following pensions:

This table is also for people who get any of the following:

Next normal payment date Revised payment date Next normal payment date
Thursday 23 December 2021 Thursday 23 December 2021 Thursday 6 January 2022
Friday 24 December 2021 Thursday 23 December 2021 Friday 7 January 2022
Monday 27 December 2021 Friday 24 December 2021 Monday 10 January 2022
Tuesday 28 December 2021 Friday 24 December 2021 Tuesday 11January 2022
Wednesday 29 December 2021 Wednesday 29 December 2021 Wednesday 12 January 2022
Thursday 30 December 2021 Thursday 30 December 2021 Thursday 13 January 2022
Friday 31 December 2021 Thursday 30 December 2021 Friday 14 January 2022
Monday 3 January 2022 Friday 31 December 2021 Monday 17 January 2022

Page last updated: 12 November 2021