How much you can get

The amount you get depends on your family’s income and how many children you have.

Newborn Upfront Payment

This is a lump sum payment of $570 per child. It's not taxable.

Newborn Supplement

This is an ongoing payment for up to 13 weeks. It’s not taxable.

The amount you get depends on how many children you have and your family's income.

For your first child, the maximum total amount you can receive is $1,709.89 for the 13 weeks. For subsequent children the maximum total amount is $570.57 for the 13 weeks.

If you’re eligible for the Family Tax Benefit (FTB) Part A base rate or more, you’ll get the maximum rate of Newborn Supplement. If you’re eligible for less than the base rate of FTB Part A, you’ll get a reduced rate of Newborn Supplement.

If you stop being eligible any time during the 13 weeks, we’ll stop paying you.

Next: How to claim

When you claim Family Tax Benefit (FTB) for your child we’ll check if you’re eligible for Newborn Upfront Payment and Newborn Supplement.

Page last updated: 1 July 2020