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myGov help - Create a myGov account

Use myGov to access Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support, all in one place. This guide shows you how to create a myGov account.

Payments while outside Australia

To get your payment or concession card while outside Australia, you must continue to meet the qualification rules at all times.

Assets test for allowances

We use the assets test to help us work out if you can be paid an allowance and how much you'll get.

  1. Parenting Payment
  2. Who can get it

Principal carer rules for Parenting Payment

To get Parenting Payment you must be the main carer of a young child or children.

Proving your identity in person for a Centrelink payment

How to prove who you are in person at a service centre.

  1. Natural disaster
  2. Most useful information

Voluntary Work Verification of Voluntary Work form (SU462)

Use this form to seek approval from us for voluntary work to meet your mutual obligation requirements.

Advance payment

You may get part of your income support payment or Family Tax Benefit (Part A) early. This is an advance payment. You pay it back later out of your payments from us.

Paying tax on a Centrelink payment

You may have to pay income tax on your taxable Centrelink payments.

  1. Running a business
  2. Most useful information

Profit and Loss Statement form (SU580)

Use this form if you are a sole trader, subcontractor or a partner in a partnership that has started new employment or a new business.

Payment schedule and rates for people outside Australia

We’ll pay your pension differently if you live outside Australia on a permanent or long term basis.

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Page last updated: 10 December 2021