Centrelink debts and overpayments

Information to help you avoid being overpaid or to manage owing money for a Centrelink debt.

We’re restarting debt activity after the COVID-19 debt pause. Watch our video about restarting debt repayments.

Our priority is to help you get the right payment at the right amount.

Sometimes overpayments happen. When they do, we’re here to help. We can help you understand why it occurred so it doesn’t happen again.

If you owe money, we want to help you repay it in a way that best suits your situation.

Page last updated: 9 March 2021