If you have a multiple birth, including twins, you may get the Newborn Upfront Payment and Newborn Supplement.
You may get the following for each child:
- Newborn Upfront Payment, as a lump sum of $560 per child
- Newborn Supplement, at a maximum rate of $1,679.86 per child, even if you already have other children.
This also applies if you either:
- adopt multiple children as part of the same adoption process
- take multiple children younger than 1 into your or your partner's care as part of the same process.
If you have multiple children, you can get Parental Leave Pay for 1 child if you’re eligible for it. Then you can get Newborn Upfront Payment and Newborn Supplement for the other children.
Page last updated: 4 November 2019
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