Who can get it
You may be eligible for Newborn Upfront Payment and Newborn Supplement if you or your partner have a baby or a child comes into your care.
You may be eligible in the following situations:
You won't be eligible if either:
- your partner has already got these payments for the child
- you or your partner has got Parental Leave Pay for the child.
If you get Dad and Partner Pay, you may still be eligible for Newborn Upfront Payment and Newborn Supplement.
Approved care organisations
Approved care organisations, such as foster or adoption agencies, provide residential care for young people.
They aren’t eligible for these payments.
If you have a baby, you may be eligible to get Newborn Upfront Payment and Newborn Supplement.
If a child comes into your care, for example, through foster care, you may be eligible for Newborn Upfront Payment and Newborn Supplement.
The amount you get depends on your family’s income and how many children you have.
Page last updated: 4 November 2019
This information was printed 25 February 2021 from https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/newborn-upfront-payment-and-newborn-supplement/who-can-get-it. It may not include all of the relevant information on this topic. Please consider any relevant site notices at https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/site-notices when using this material.