Payments and services during coronavirus (COVID-19)
If you’re a new or current customer affected by COVID-19 we have payments that can help you. We also have support if you can’t come into a service centre.
We have information in different languages about Payments and services during coronavirus (COVID-19)
COVID-19 updates to payments, support and waiting periods
COVID-19 Centrelink payments and access options
Call our Multilingual Phone Service to speak with us in your language about your Centrelink payments and services.
If you need a payment and aren't already getting one from us, we may be able to help. Eligibility and waiting periods for some payments have been temporarily adjusted during COVID-19. Use our guide to check what you can get. You can also read more about changes to payment rules.
If you already get a payment from us, you may be able to get the Coronavirus Supplement. You’ll get it as long as you get $1 of an eligible income support payment. You don’t have to do anything. We’ll pay this as part of your normal payment. Read about changes to the Coronavirus Supplement.
Keep in mind, we can support you if you’re affected by family and domestic violence. We can help with information, resources and referrals.
If you live in Victoria you can do most of your Centrelink and Medicare business online. There are also new rules that apply to visiting a service centre. Read more about how to access and claim payments and services in Victoria.
You may be eligible for the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment if you live in:
- New South Wales
- South Australia
- Western Australia.
Stay up to date with government information about COVID-19 on the Australia.gov.au website.
You may get a payment from us if you or your family are affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
If you’re an existing customer, read about changes to our payments and services due to coronavirus (COVID-19).
Page last updated: 23 October 2020
This information was printed 23 October 2020 from https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/subjects/payments-and-services-during-coronavirus-covid-19. 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.