Indigenous Australians - coronavirus (COVID-19)

Find out if there are changes to your payments and services due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

There are changes to claims and your obligations due to coronavirus (COVID-19). This includes changes to waiting periods, the income test, what you need to give us, and your obligations. We’ve suspended participation requirements for Disability Support Pension. We’ve also paused a range of Centrelink debt raising and recovery activities.

There are changes to some payments and services for people affected by coronavirus.

If you’re in 1 of the following groups, check if there’s a change for you:

You may get the Coronavirus Supplement from late April 2020. You may also get 1 or both Economic Support Payments. These will be paid as part of your normal payment.

If you’re concerned about coming to a service centre to do business with us you can use our self service options.

You can report your income in any of the following ways:

If there are changes to your circumstances, you can tell us by using any of the following:

If you don’t have access to a self service option please call the Centrelink Indigenous Call Centre.

Page last updated: 6 April 2020