Having a baby
We have payments and services to help when you have a baby. Use this guide to find out what you need to do to access them.
Check if you can get payments, register for self-service and think about child care. You can submit your pre-birth claim up to 3 months before your baby is due.
Use your Parent Pack to help finalise your pre-birth claim, make a new claim and enrol your baby in Medicare.
Page last updated: 9 October 2019
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