Coronavirus Supplement

Additional financial support when you’re affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).

You may be able to get the Coronavirus Supplement if you get at least $1 of an eligible income support payment.

The temporary Coronavirus Supplement is available at a rate of:

  • $250 per fortnight until 31 December 2020
  • $150 per fortnight between 1 January and 31 March 2021.

The extension from 1 January to 31 March 2021 is subject to the passage of legislation.

The Coronavirus Supplement is taxable income. You can ask us to set up a tax deduction for you. This means that your tax will come out of your payment automatically.

Page last updated: 10 November 2020