How to report your income to Centrelink

You can report your employment income in different ways.

You can report your income and changes to your circumstances online or by phone.

Use your Centrelink online account through myGov to use the employment diary function. It helps you record and report your income.

Add the Express Plus Centrelink mobile app to your mobile phone. The employment diary is also available on the app.

Call the Income reporting line for phone self service. We can help you set up phone self service to help you report your income. If you still get report forms by post, you can call our job seekers line.

If you don’t need to report regularly, you can tell us about changes to your or your partner’s income online. To do this, you can use your Centrelink online account or the Express Plus Centrelink mobile app. Or you can call us on your regular payment line.

Use details from your employment diary when you go online or use the app to report your income.

Our reporting employment income online guide can help you use your online account to report.

Correcting a mistake

If you make a mistake with your scheduled reporting, you can fix it. You can do this using your Centrelink online account or the Express Plus Centrelink mobile app. But you’ll need to call us on your regular payment line if either of the following apply:

  • you need to fix mistakes for a reporting period earlier than 30 March 2020
  • you need to fix a mistake for a reporting period more than 6 fortnights in the past.

Don’t wait till your next reporting day to tell us if you make a mistake.

Letting someone report for you

Someone close to you, or an organisation, can report for you if you tell us that’s what you want. You will need to set them up as a nominee.

Read about getting someone to deal with us on your behalf.

Page last updated: 15 September 2020